Microbiology for Brewers
Brewing Microbiology and Microscopy Course
This hands-on course will provide brewers with the essential techniques and
protocols for managing yeast and bacteria in the brewing process. Ample time is
allowed for participants to practice the techniques demonstrated and for viewing
their results. No prior experiences necessary. Class size is small, allowing for
personalized attention for each participant. Class meets in a fully equipped
microbiology lab. THIS IS NOT A COURSE ON HOW TO BREW BEER.
A complete workshop is one and
a half days in length. Choose one of the available dates when registering.
Day 1: Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 4
p.m. (Lunch not included)
Day 2: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - noon
January 11 and 12, 2014
Summer 2014 dates are TBD
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Trainer Natural Resource Building, Fourth Floor, Microbiology Lab Room 451.
Materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring a sample to analyze during the course.
Marc Buttera, Owner, O’so Brewing, Plover, Wisconsin
“Terese was great at helping us get our lab up and running.” (September, 2012)
Chris Bogges, Brewer, 2 Floyds Brewing Co., LaGrange, Illinois
“The course was great.” (June 2013)
Andrew De Haan, Home Brewer, O’Connor’s Homebrew Supply, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“Tons of practical information for the advanced home brewer and professional brewer. I learned so much!” (August 2013)
Mitchell Parr, Head Brewer, Pearl Street Brewery, La Crosse, Wisconsin
“I enjoyed the class and feel that the information will be useful at our facility. I learned a lot of good techniques and ideas for improving our methods.” (August 2013)
This course will be instructed by Terese Barta, Ph.D., Department of
Biology at UW-Stevens Point. Terese has been teaching microbiology in the UW
system since 1994. As a way to introduce her bacteriology students to a
practical application of the field, she took up home brewing, and has been an
avid home brewer ever since. While at UW-Marathon Center, she began outreach to
the community by teaching home brewing courses, and was instrumental in creating
the Bull Falls Brewers, a home brew club in Wausau. Presently at UW-Stevens
Point, she has done consulting work for a local microbrewery, and is now
offering this course, not available elsewhere in the state, to serve a larger
Phone: 715 346-4241
Commercial craft brewers who are getting more involved in microbiological
aspects of quality control, as well as home brewers who want to better
understand aspects of production.
Use of the Microscope
Streak plate and pour plate techniques for single
Plating samples by filtration
Detecting bacteria with selective media
Biochemical tests to identify bacterial
Yeast counts by dilution plating and
Observe streak plates, pour plates, and dilution
plates from previous day
Simple staining and Gram-staining techniques
Catalase and oxidase
$189.00 (1.5 days)
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Registration is only online. The registration fee
is $189.00 per person and includes materials. Lunch is not included in the
registration fee. REGISTER
Lunch is not included. Information on available lunch locations will be
sent in the confirmation letter.
Participant Cancellation or Substitutions
Cancellations must be submitted in writing
before January 3, 2014. Cancellations between December 29 and January 3, 2014
will be charged a $25 processing fee. Materials cannot be guaranteed for last
minute registrants. Substitutions can be made at any time. No-shows will be
responsible for the full workshop fee. No refunds after January 3,
Updates, Revisions or Program Cancellation
Attendees will be contacted directly about any changes to the program or if
the course is cancelled. UWSP Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel
this course based on insufficient enrollment of less than 4
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