Offerings for Craft Brewers

VLB offers several services which are also useful for craft brewers:

Seminars / Courses


  • Textbook "Technology Brewing & Malting" by Wolfgang Kunze
    The complete technology of malting, brewing and filling explicitly and picturesque explained (1058 pages). Available in English, German, Spanish, Russian
  • Textbook "The Yeast in the Brewery"
    Advanced knowledge about handling and application of yeast in the brewing process. Available in English and German

Services / Consulting

  • Pure yeast cultures: Our yeast collection offers German style bottom and top fermenting brewing yeasts (e.g. Pilsner, Kölsch, Alt, Wheatbeer), Brettanomyces strains and other micro-organisms for beer and beverage production
  • Process optimising: raw materials, brewhouse, fermentation/maturation, yeast management, filling
  • Hop addition strategies / product development: Individual consultancy and product development in our 1.5 hl pilot brewery
  • Analytical services: All kind of analyses/assessment of malt, hops, intermediate products, beer and beverages. Counter checks and ring analyses
  • Laboratory equipment and consumables up to turn-key labs