ASBC LABS Meeting​​​

ASBC LABS Meeting - Philadelphia

Led by Brewing Quality Lab Scientists, participants will receive hands-on training in USciences laboratories with established ASBC methods. The focus of this workshop is to train participants in Brewing Microbiology practices for the Quality Control Lab. Following the laboratory workshop, technical presentations will discuss how to establish a microbiology program, how to intentionally introduce and manage microbes in your brewery, and barrel microbiology. Vendor exhibits and networking opportunities will be offered during registration, dinner, and during social hour. An advanced workshop is available for hands-on training in cutting-edge biotechnology for microbial detection. Those who register for the advanced workshop will be contacted about two weeks before the event with instructions on sample submission. 


University of the Sciences
McNeil Science and Technology Center
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Friday, March 10th, 2017

How Much?

Full Day: ASBC members $50 | Non-members $80
Evening Only: ASBC members $20 | Non-members $50


Registration Option #1: Lab Workshop* (all day program)
Registration Option #2: Advanced Workshop** (all day program)
Registration Option #3: Evening program Only​ (Dinner, Technical Presentations, Networking only)

*Lab Workshop is limited to 100 people
**Advanced Workshop is limited to 24 people

Need Help with Registration?
Contact Cheryl Kruchten (+1.651.994.3801)


1:00 - 2:00pm Registration / Sponsor Expo
2:00 - 5:00pm Lab Workshop OR Advanced Workshop
5:00 - 6:30pm Dinner / Sponsor Expo
6:30 - 8:00pm Technical Presentations
8:00 - 9:00pm Networking

Lab Workshop Activities:

  • Microscopy Review
  • Sampling and Plating Methods
  • Selective media examples with bacteria and wild yeast samples
  • Identification methods
  • Discussion of critical sample points

Hands-on Advanced Workshop:

  • brewPAL: a simple, accurate, and cost-efficient PCR method for rapid detection and quantification of beer spoilage organisms in only three hours by Invisible Sentinel
  • Fully automated, affordable, and simultaneous detection and identification of multiple contaminants in beer by Rheonix

Technical Presentations:

  • How to Set up a Microbiology program; Aimee Garlit, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Barrel Microbiology; John Stemler, Nate Walter, and Colleen Rakowski, Free Will Brewing Co.
  • Intentional introduction of bacteria in the brewery; Marisa Egan, Victory Brewing Co.

Thank You Sponsors

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