Craft Beverage Services

Our suite of services for brewers, vintners, and distillers is designed to provide data that can be used to ensure the quality and consistency of your products. Services include analytical testing and laboratory rental for beer, cider, kombucha and more.

The Test Kitchen provides onsite equipment rental for entrepreneurs working on beverage product formulation.

The Natural Products Lab offers analytical and quality assurance testing services and onsite equipment rentals.

  • ABV/ABW in beer, wine, sake, or spirits
  • Specific gravity
  • Calories
  • Haze
  • Acidity
  • Beer bitterness
  • Beer iso-alpha acids by HPLC
  • Caffeine content in beverages
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Introduction to Sensory Science
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1463 Sand Hill Road
Tech Commercialization Center (TCC) Room 226
Candler, NC 28715
Directions828-782-2329npl@ncbionetwork.org
Training Solutions
Beer Tasting and Evaluation

With as many options on the beer aisle as today, it can be intimidating and confusing.  It's… more

Craft Beer: Basic Laboratory Skills, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation

Explore foundational bench skills and essential safety knowledge for the brewery quality… more

Craft Beer: Basic Laboratory Skills, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation

In the second part of this introductory series, students will identify and begin to apply… more

Craft Beer: Basic Laboratory Skills, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation

Part three of the series will include basic chemistry techniques and some more advanced… more

Creating Wild Probiotics

Wild microbes live in the environment all around us, and ancient humans believed they were a… more

FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI) for Human Foods – Craft Beverage

Preventive Controls for Human Foods has emerged as the primary food safety system throughout FDA… more

HACCP and Sanitation for Craft Beverages

Experience the process of creating an alcoholic beverage-based Hazard Analysis and Critical… more

Introduction to Sensory Science

Sensory evaluation of food and beverages isn't just for brewers or food scientists! Have you… more

Molecular Cocktails

Entertain your party guests with molecular cocktails that foam, spew dragon’s breath, freeze in… more

Sake Brewing

This course is a fun and unique opportunity to learn how to brew sake. There are only 14 sake… more

Sensory Evaluation of Fermented Food and Beverages of the World

Learn the skills to become a taste tester and enjoy exotic fermented food and beverages from… more

FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI) for Human Foods – Craft Beverage

Could your brewery benefit from a well-developed sensory evaluation program?   Many breweries… more

The Art of Making Fruit Wine

Traditional wine is Fabulous, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to create wine… more