WHITBY, ON – Durham College has announced the launch of a Centre for Craft Brewing Innovation (CCBI) via its Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) division.
Located at the college’s Whitby, Ontario campus, the CCBI features a pilot brewhouse and brew lab that were funded by a $150,000 Applied Research Tools and Instruments grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
The brewing system and lab will be available to use by both craft breweries and students, as described in the press release:
Under the direction of an experienced microbiologist and brewmaster, the CCBI can help craft brewers address challenges they may be facing, including experimenting with new recipes and flavour profiles, propagating and maintaining yeast strains and conducting scientific analyses to ensure the analytical and microbiological integrity of their beer. This ultimately leads to the creation of a better product within this growing industry.
In addition to supporting craft brewers, the CCBI also allows students to gain valuable experience by working on research projects with brewers, challenging them to apply what they are learning in class to address real industry problems.
For more details, see the CCBI page on the Durham College website.