nerd nite louisville is a monthly event held at Gravely Brewing Company where several folks give 15-20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across a variety of disciplines while the audience drinks along! We learn about everything from math feuds to the science of the Simpsons to the history of UofL scandals to breaking down KPOP and more!

Now imagine that while drinking.

Then multiply it by 100.

And add rockets.

That is nerd nite louisville.

next time on nerd night louisville:

thursday sept 29th 2022

Gravely Brewing Company

7-9 pm FREE

7:15 pm – “A great place to live, is a great place to visit” by Rose Zimmerman Caple

While Louisville Tourism is the official destination marketing organization for Louisville, KY these are not the only people who are responsible for bringing travelers and new residents to the area. Let’s take a trip together (and don’t forget to “pack your patience”!) to explore how the Tourism & Hospitality industry attracts visitors, but also enhances the quality of life we experience in Kentuckiana.

Rose Zimmerman Caple has lived in Southern Indiana (SoIN) for most of her life but has always had a soft spot in her heart for everything Louisville has to offer. She began her tourism journey while in college by interning at the Howard Steamboat Museum and that’s how she encountered Louisville Tourism. Since 2011, she has worked at both the Louisville Visitor Center and main office for Louisville Tourism and started her newest journey as the Tourism Sales Manager for Niche & Affinity markets.

7:45 pm – Real Science: Looking at Alternative Energy” by Craig Butler


Developing new understandings in physics and the laws of Nature which are resulting in technologies that promise to help solve some of the most critical problems of our times, especially abundant clean energy.


A self-titled “New Paradigm Research Scientist,” Craig Butler has a BA in Earth Science and an MS in Engineer Math Computer Science. His thesis was in graphing epidemiological data for UofL’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He is retired but his career spanned the fields of geology, IT and air quality computer modeling and analysis.

8:15 p.m. – “Louisville Beer Week” by Michael Moeller


Louisville’s first brewery opened in 1808. Louisville Ale Trail celebrates that history and continued economic impact all year round – but especially during Louisville Beer Week (Oct. 21-30). Louisville Ale Trail serves to engage with Louisville tourists and residents about our local beer scene by encouraging city-wide tourism through the promotion of participating member brewery taprooms.


Michael’s craft beer roots can be traced back to The New Albanian while in between college classes. Since then, he’s picked up a myriad of beer-related jobs, side-hustles, and media gigs over the years. He currently works in public relations and can be found most days wandering the streets of Germantown with his dog.