If you made it out to the Duff’s Autumn Beer Dinner in November 2007, then you had a chance to meet New Belgium Brewer Lauren Salazar.  Well if you didn’t have a chance to meet her, she’s coming back into town to kick off the Lips of Faith series hitting a few new locations.  Here’s a list of events she’ll be attending this week:

beer.jpgWednesday, Feb. 18th
Cicero’s Beer School with Lauren Salazar 5:30-6:30 pm

Bailey’s Chocolate Bar Lips Of Faith Reception and Meet and Greet with Lauren Salazar 8 pm -?

Thursday, Feb. 19th
Pi Restaurant Lips of Faith Reception and Meet and Greet with Lauren Salazar 6-8 pm

Friday, Feb. 20th
The Stable Lips of Faith Reception and Meet and Greet with Lauren Salazar 5-7 pm

Lauren is a great brewer and provides plenty of information about New Belgium beers, so make the time to go out and visit one of these events.  Here’s Lauren’s bio from NB:

Lauren Salazar, New Belgium Brewing Company

Lauren is the Sensory Specialist and a Quality team member at New Belgium Brewing Company, where she has been employed for over eleven years and sensory-focused for over ten. She developed the sensory program from a basic production check to its present program and is responsible for all facets from design to implementation to re-engineering. Other areas of interest and fun at the brewery include brewery-wide flavor training, new product development, small/esoteric beer production and wood barrel project blender. Lauren is a judge at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, has presented and taught short courses for the CBC, WBC, AHA, ASBC, MBAA and many others.

Salazar received her BSW from the University of Georgia a lifetime ago and holds a Certificate from UC Davis for Applied Sensory Science and Consumer Testing.