Escarpment Labs will be hosting a hands-on, practical brewery quality control course on October 16, 2019, at Ryerson University, Toronto. This course will involve morning presentations covering the basics of beer quality control and setting up a quality control (QC) lab. The discussion will focus on adopting aseptic techniques and creating aseptic environments, plating beer samples for QC analysis on various agar media, how to use a microscope and haemocytometer for cell counts, and sample preparation. After the morning presentation, and a quick break for lunch, the class will divide into small groups for one-on-one, hands-on instruction to practice plating, cell counts, and aseptic techniques. Additionally, each member will receive a workbook with practice questions focused on the contents of the course to reinforce the main learning objectives. Advice as to what equipment to purchase to set up and use a basic brewery lab will also be shared.
Escarpment Labs and QPlus Focus will be joining forces to conduct a two-day, hands-on course focused on Quality Control (QC) in the brewery and implementing food safety programs such as HACCP. The course will be taking place from October 29-30, 2019 (two days), at Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary, Alberta.
This is a great opportunity for brewers coming to town for the MBAA National Conference and for brewers in the fast-growing Alberta scene to brush up their lab skills.
Our workshops prioritize hands-on time and personalized discussion. For this reason, we keep the class size small.