Sean Sleight

Sean Sleight Sleight Beer Lab

Sean Sleight is the founder and CEO of Sleight Beer Lab, located in Seattle, WA.  He started the beer lab to combine his passion for beer (homebrewer for 12+ years) with his technical skills in the lab (20+ years experience) to help people make great, high quality beer.  Before starting the beer lab he was a strain engineer and manager in the synthetic biology group at Matrix Genetics, an algae biofuels company in Seattle.  Sean did his postdoc work studying the evolutionary stability of genetic circuits and developing DNA assembly methods for synthetic biology at the University of Washington.  He received some educational degrees (a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University in 2007 and a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Arizona in 1999) and awards (a Duvall Award for Ph.D. research and iGEM medals as an advisor for the University of Washington team).

Sean is also a member of the ASBC (American Society for Brewing Chemists) and subscribes to industry standard protocols to maintain high quality testing.  He also took White Labs Yeast Essentials course to learn proper yeast handling, fermentation methods, and beer quality control in the laboratory.  He is currently studying to become a certified Cicerone and a TTB-verified beer tester.

Workshop: Brewing science and the future of beer

  • 04 October 2017
  • 3:20 pm - 3:50 pm