Invisible Sentinel Inc., a global molecular solutions company providing microbial detection tools to advance quality processes, has completed the validation phase of brewPAL, powered by Veriflow, with the support of key partners who have also successfully implemented the technology at their breweries.
We reported on the trial run of this innovation back in September 2014. brewPAL was developed in partnership with Victory Brewing Co. to provide detection of Pediococcus and Lactobacillus in less than three hours from sample to result at any stage of the brewing process. Formal validation partners include Yards Brewing Co., Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Russian River Brewing Co., and KettleHouse Brewing Co.
brewPAL has been rapidly adopted into craft breweries’ quality assurance protocols at locations around the country, and the company is currently working with leading global beer producers to integrate the technology into their multi-site operations.
“The tremendous reception of brewPAL has led to strategic partnerships with some of the industry’s most respected craft breweries,” said Nick Siciliano, Invisible Sentinel’s CEO. “The validation process has been critical to demonstrating the utility and value of this technology and we are expanding our partnerships to include global producers as we prepare for full commercialization.”
Invisible Sentinel will formally showcase the technology at the Craft Brewers Conference from April 14 to 17. More than 10,000 brewing industry professionals are expected to be in attendance.
Siciliano added: “Due to the early success of brewPAL and the technology’s capacity to shift the brewing quality paradigm from reactive to preventive approaches, we have expanded our product pipeline with detection tools for additional microbes. Our product portfolio for the brewing industry will include: brewBRUX for the detection of Brettanomyces bruxellensis [currently available], brewDEK for the detection of wild yeast Dekkera species [coming soon] and brewMAP for the detection of Megasphaera and Pectinatus species [coming soon].”
brewPAL will launch globally in May 2015.