Orange County Branch Newsletter

December 2020


Oktoberfest Virtual Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour

By Jason Fix, PE | Programs Committee Co-Chair

On October 29th, ASCE OC SEI held an Octoberfest beer tasting event. Our members compared the Pale Ale, Hazy IPA, Strong Ale and classic Oktoberfest beers. Brewers gave a guided virtual tour of their process in creating our beverage. We were led from the field where the hops grew through the process of combining the ingredients for the perfect beer recipe.

Since brewing is an intensive process, the various methods used to achieve sustainability were covered. Fortunately, a large roof lends itself to many solar panels. Spent grain can be used for animal feed as well. With success in brewing one can even chase LEED certification for their brewery as well.

About the Author

Jason Fix, PE, is a Bridge Engineer for McLean & Schultz. He has over 10 years of experience working on bridges and structures in Orange County. He is interested in exploring the civil engineering field and sharing knowledge within the professional network. Jason can be contacted at