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Midwest Craft Brewers Learning Series - Spring 2020

Don't miss this learning opportunity at THE LAB!

Experiment and learn in a hands-on environment about what effects the quality of your beer and how to correct off-flavors.  

Get first hand instruction from Terese Barta, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology at UW-Stevens Point.


March 16th & 17th , 2020
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


767 Eustis Street, Suite 115
St. Paul, MN  55114


$250 for one day attendance
Build your knowledge and save $100 for a second day!
$400 for attending two days

Lunch is included.

Plan for day 1:

Introduction to beer spoilers (lecture)

SOPs of lab work; introduce aseptic techniques; handwashing

Aseptic collection of beer samples from fermenters—can we sample from one of your brewery’s fermenters?

Sampling from packaged products (hands on)


Media used for testing

Testing methods in afternoon (hands on)

Diagnosing problems/Q&A


Day 2 (Microscope workshop):

Introduction to the microscope

Staining methods

Hands-on simple staining/observing yeast and bacteria in the scope


Differential staining: Gram stain

Yeast counting: use of the hemacytometer

Viability staining

Wrap up/Q&A



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