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.


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.


  • Microbiome of Beverages and Ingredients
  • Genetic Diversity of Domestic and Wild Yeast
  • Koji and Alternative Fermentation
  • Advanced Detection of Spoilage Organisms


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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

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