Center for Craft Food and Beverage

Microbiology of Brewing Symposium

The Microbiology of Brewing will be an immersive 2-day symposium experience which brings together brewing industry members and leading researchers to learn from experts and each other.

July 2023 Conference Postponed

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"Cultivating Innovation Through Research"

The theme “Cultivating Innovation Through Research” will explore how collaborations should grow the application of basic microbiology research to innovations in the fermented beverage industry.

Speakers will be invited from multiple countries and geographic regions inside the US, and also selected to represent all levels of production of beer and kombucha, including microbiologists, fermentation and brewing scientists, and malting and brewing industry professionals.


Microbial Community of Brewing Ingredients (Microbiome of Ingredients)
Indigenous Yeast/Wild Yeast Isolation
Ancient Brewing
Spoilage Organisms
Cider/Kombucha Considerations
Yeast Genetic
Fermentation Microbiology

General Agenda

Arrivals, Speakers Dinner
Keynote, Sessions
Sessions, Poster Sessions, Closing Session


Matt Linske from Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services (BDAS), “Case Studies and Media for Brewing Spoilage Organisms”


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We are offering scholarships to students who wish to attend this conference.

This scholarship program is intended to provide educational opportunities to individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, and disabilities.


The symposium will be held on the campus of Hartwick College. Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,100 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains.

City of Oneonta: Conveniently located on Interstate 88 – Exit #15. Driving Times to Oneonta from:

  • Albany – 1hour 15 mins
  • Syracuse – 2 hours
  • Buffalo – 4 hours
  • New York City – 4 hours

Housing Options

Are you interested in staying on the Hartwick campus? We are offering on-campus housing! Register to stay in one of our apartment style housing units. These units offer either 2 or 4 person accommodations in our peaceful building overlooking the Susquehanna Valley. At a great cost, 2 person units (individual bedrooms with 1 bathroom) will be $175 per unit per night. Save even more money… 4 person units (individual bedrooms with 2 bathrooms) are $250 per unit per night. If interested in booking, feel free to connect with our Special Events and Accommodations team at or by phone at 607-431-4519.

Hotel: A block of rooms will be reserved at the Courtyard Marriott, 116 Courtyard Drive, Oneonta, NY.




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Dr. Mary Allen, Professor of Biology
Hartwick College

Dr. Harmonie Bettenhausen, Director
Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage