23 posts categorized "Brewing Science"


Various Publications: Weber Scientific licenses new beer spoilage detection product

Multiple publications published a press release or wrote an article about a license agreement between Weber Scientific and USciences. Matthew Farber, Director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program, and undergraduate researcher, Kent Pham, invented a product that will help prevent costly brewery recalls by detecting a beer contaminant. The discovery and product was covered by Craft Brewing Business, Brewbound, the Philadelphia Business Journal and more.


SevenFifty Daily: New Test May Prevent Exploding Beer Bottles

Matt Farber, the director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program, has created a medium to detect a beer contaminant that has led to million-dollar recalls in recent years. SevenFifty Daily’s Tara Nurin details Dr. Farber’s new test, which has been licensed to Weber Scientific, called Farber Pham Diastaticus Medium.

News about Dr. Farber's invention was shared on Craft Brewing Business


The Burg: Harrisburg, Bavarian breweries collaborate, innovate–and you can taste the result.

Matt Farber, director of USciences’ Brewing Science program, was featured as an expert source in “The Burg” in an article about a Harrisburg brewery, Millworks Brewery, that is partnering with Keesmann Brewery in Bamberg, Germany.   
From the article: 

When University of the Sciences beer professor Matthew Farber walks into a brewpub, he orders a pilsner as a test “because it’s a simple, clean, difficult-to-master style.”

“Because it’s so simple and clean, it becomes very elegant,” said Farber, director of the Philadelphia school’s brewing science certificate program. “Any flaws or problems are very apparent. To make it well means that a brewer has really good control of his or her process and raw materials.”


Philadelphia Inquirer: Want to break into Philly’s booming craft beer scene? Study up.

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News profiled USciences’ Brewing Science Program, which three years since its founding is preparing students to the business of craft brewing which has grown in the region in the past few years. The article highlights the success of program alumni, how it is keeping up with industry trends and a pending patent for a yeast which brews sour beer.   


Lancaster Farming: Barley’s Future Tied to Brewing

“We’ve been steadily stripping away nonmalting uses,” said Joe Hertrich, a retired group director for brewing raw materials at Anheuser-Busch. Hertrich spoke at the Philadelphia Grain and Malt Symposium on March 3 at the University of the Sciences, Lancaster Farming reported.


Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. awards $705K in PLCB grants to promote state's beer industry

Deer Creek Malthouse, of Glen Mills, Delaware County, was awarded $49,214 for a project to promote the Pennsylvania industry. The company is a cosponsor of the second Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium Saturday at the University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.


Courier Post: It takes an Urban Village: Philly brewery has South Jersey roots

Urban Village Brewing Company, co-owned by Dave Goldman, a graduate of the USciences Brewing Science Program, was featured in the Cherry Hill Courier Post.


Brewing Magazine: A Surprise in the Yeast

Matthew Farber, director of the Brewing Science Program, has discovered a novel strain of yeast that not only ferments beer, but also produces lactic acid, something necessary to create a sour beer in less time.Beer and Brewing Magazine’s John Holl reported on the finding and came to campus to taste the beer and interview Farber.


USciences Brewing Science Graduate Opens Brew Pub

Urban Village Brewing Company, which was recently opened by Brewing Science Grad Dave Goldman, was featured in Drink Philly.   

The brewpub has a small seven-barrel system, which is visible to restaurant patrons at the back corner of the bar. They have a large wrap-around bar that features 12 rotating drafts on tap. The inside is very spacious and has plenty of outdoor seating and firepits for the al fresco lovers.


Philly.com: Urban Village: A brewpub at Schmidt's Commons

Dave Goldman, a graduate of the Brewing Science Certificate Program, officially celebrates the opening of his new brewpub, Urban Village today at Schmidt's Commons. Philly.com’s Michael Klein shares all the details of the menu, beers, and space.

From the article: 

In a spacious, wood-clad setting at the former Piazza at Schmidt's, they've set up 12 taps of a wide range of beers. Pennsylvania draft wines and spirits round out the bar list. (Specialties: Beets By J, a 3 percent ABV, kettle-soured Berliner weisse that is made from beets; and Rye Bread, an IPA that is brewed with caraway.) 

Read the full story on Philly.com.