Wednesday, May 2, 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

PCR Testing to Ensure Quality: A Panel Discussion

Karl F. Dean Ballroom A1 (level 4)

PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is a valuable analytical tool that can be used to test for spoilage bacteria and wild yeast in the brewery. This technology is more affordable and user-friendly than ever, and can dramatically improve microbiological control and throughput. This discussion panel consists of seasoned users of PCR technology in the brewing industry. Attendees will learn about the applications of PCR at all stages of the brewing process from yeast culture to packaged product testing. The panel will be open for questions about PCR technology and applications.


Begrow, Wade
Founders Brewing Co.Begrow, WadeMicrobiologist
Billon, Mike
Allagash Brewing Co.Billon, MikeQuality Control Specialist
Fandke, Markus
BIOTECON DiagnosticsFandke, MarkusCustomer Support Representative
Seitz, Riley
Surly Brewing CompanySeitz, RileyQA/QC Manager