AIChE North NJ Dinner Meeting: Practical Distillation Science - The Art of Making Rum

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:00pm-9:00pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Katherine Gawel
32 Pier Lane West
Fairfield, NJ 07004
United States
Scheduled Speaker:
Brant Braue – Owner & Master Distiller 
Jersey Artisan Distilling, Inc. 
Presentation Topic: 
In the autumn of 2010, Brant Braue was asked by his brother, "If you could wake up tomorrow and do anything, what would it be?" After a few days of thought, the answer came to him: I would open and run a distillery. A few  months later, at the local craft brewery, Brant happened into conversation with Krista Haley, a local attorney who was in the market for a new challenge in her life. Over the next few months, they discussed the idea at length and over cocktails by the pool, and realized that this dream could be a reality. And so Jersey Artisan Distilling was born.After many months of hard work, Jersey Artisan Distilling is now the first distillery to open in New Jersey since Prohibition ended. The goal is on making their spirits in the classic style, using modernized versions of the techniques that have made spirits great since colonial times. Their primary focus is on making rum, bringing back the flavors and tastes that made rum the most popular spirit in colonial times and beyond.
About the Speaker: 
Brant was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived here all his life. As a boy, he was always fascinated by how things worked and how things were made. This curiosity translated naturally into his career path: first as an electrician then as an electrical engineer and now as a distiller. He has two beautiful daughters, Ashleigh and Lexie, who are the true loves of his life. Brant has always had a passion for high adrenaline activities, such as racing trucks, motorcycles, flying airplanes and now, navigating the uncharted territory of operating a distillery in New Jersey.
Jersey Artisan Distilling
32 Pier Lane West
Fairfield, NJ
Registration and Networking 6:00 to 6:30 PM
Distillery Tour & Discussion 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Dinner & "Happy Hour" 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Members & Guests: $25 
Retired Members: $15 

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