Invisible Sentinel, Inc., a global molecular solutions company providing first-in-class microbial detection tools, has developed, validated, and commercialized two new detection tools powered by the Company’s proprietary Veriflow® technology for breweries. brewMAP, for the detection of Megasphaera and Pectinatus species, and brewLAP, for the pan detection of lactic acid producing species were developed and validated with the support of key partners who have successfully implemented Veriflow® technology at their breweries.
Invisible Sentinel will showcase the technology at the World Brewing Congress, hosted by the American Society of Brewing Chemists and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, to be held in Denver, Colorado from August 13th to 17th. The Congress is held every four years and attracts brewing industry professionals from all over the globe.
“brewLAP has been invaluable in determining the presence of lactic beer spoilers with our low bitterness and low Alcohol brands. We utilize some of those brands for spirit barrel aging, and the ability to rapidly diagnose issues gives us peace of mind. Using brewLAP with brewPAL has really helped us troubleshoot any micro issues we may come across in our brewing and barrel-aging processes,” said Rick Blankemeier, Quality Assurance Manager at Stone Brewing in Escondido, CA.
“The tremendous reception of brewPAL has led to strategic partnerships with many of the industry’s most respected breweries,” said Nick Siciliano, Ph.D., Invisible Sentinel’s CEO. “These ongoing partnerships allow us to better understand the microbial detection needs of brewers and industry quality professionals. We have received multiple requests for brewMAP and brewLAP, and we are proud to have rapidly addressed those needs with the launch of these products.”
Since launching their brewing product portfolio in April 2015, Invisible Sentinel now works with industry-leading breweries around the world to address their microbial quality concerns. Over 100 breweries in more than 15 countries are now using Veriflow® technology to protect their brand and ensure their beer meets the most stringent quality standards.
brewMAP and brewLAP will both launch globally in August 2016.