VLB – Berlin
Gayatri Mehta currently works as a research assistant at VLB Berlin, an institute in Berlin that provides research, training, education and service for the brewing industry. She is involved in training and education for various courses at the institute including the certified brew master course. Prior to this stint with the Research Institute of Beer and Beverage Analysis (FIBGA) at the VLB Berlin, she worked for the Research Institute for Spirits, Analytical technology and Sensory analysis (FISAS), in 2015. She was responsible for protein analysis and writing for new and innovative research projects for the department that included the development of a rapid forced ageing test for beer. She also participated in in various sensory panels.
While working at the Barking Deer Brew Pub and Restaurant, Mumbai as a Brewer from 2013 to 2014, she was in charge of the overall production process, which included sourcing of ingredients, manufacturing of beer as well as quality control of the beer produced. She also performed daily duties such as CIP, malt milling, operating brew house, wort transfers, yeast pitching, fermentation monitoring, general cleaning, and beer tasting.
Gayatri has a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management studies, Mumbai (2010-2013) and is a certified brewmaster from the VLB Berlin (2015).