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BS* + Beer

The BS* + Beer Show: Breweries and Building Science

Learn about the ins and outs of brewing some of Maine's best-loved beer

For this episode of the BS* + Beer Show, we put away the BS and focus on beer for a change. Maine Chapter friends Dan Edelman and Christie Mahaffey each give us a thought-provoking brewery tour; Dan shares his home-brew setup and Christie talks about Foundation Brewing in Portland, Maine, which she and her husband, Joel, own and run. According to Mike Maines, “Christie makes one of the very best beers in Portland, which has a lot of good beer.” If hops are your thing, this one’s for you!

Enjoy the show!


Join us on September 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EST to learn “All About Rainscreens” from leading industry expert John Straube. He plans to begin by defining the water management system, which, he says, is often misunderstood and the source of much confusion. Then, he will explain where and when to use a rainscreen before answering questions such as: Is a rainscreen needed with synthetic siding like Hardiplank? What about with vinyl or masonry cladding? Can a rainscreen vent into a vented roof? Are there situations where a rainscreen is a bad idea? Come with your own questions and walk away with a firmer grip on this elusive topic.


John Straube is an associate professor joint-appointed to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. He researches and teaches building science, building materials, and engineering design with a focus on high-performance, low-energy sustainable buildings. A registered professional engineer, he is also a principal at RDH Building Science Inc., where he leads forensic investigations, hygrothermal measurement and analysis research projects, and design projects in the areas of low-energy building design, highly durable building enclosures, new building materials and systems, and extreme climate buildings. Straube authored “High Performance Enclosures” and co-authored “Building Science for Building Enclosures” with Eric Burnett. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Building Science Education from the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC).

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Kiley Jacques is senior editor at Green Building Advisor. She can be reached at [email protected].


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