Institute for Beer and Beverage
M.Sc. Biosciences, Gayatri Mehta
Tel.: +49 30 450 80 188
Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) e.V. is located in Berlin and is happy to offer its expertise in applied microbiology with relevance to the brewing industry at Craft Drinks India 2019, a focused tradefair and conference for beer, wine and spirits production.
In the words of Herman Tietz ‘Quality means that the customer, not the product comes back.’ Beer is a fermented beverage and thus involves the activity of microorganism at nearly every stage of the process, from raw materials to the stability of the final product. This microbial activity plays a defining role in the development of many of the sensory characteristics in beer that contribute to its final aroma and quality of the product. While certain microbial activity is desired others can deteriorate the quality of the final product and must be controlled through careful monitoring. This seminar covers the basics in applied microbiology with an introduction to typical beer spoilage microorganisms. It also offers a basic overview as to how to set up a quality assurance plan in relation to microbiology in a brewery. Thereby allowing breweries to effectively address quality questions or uncover potential problems.