Craft Beverage Testing
Beer Testing | Quality Control | Brewer Education
Deliver the highest quality product to your customers with state of the art analytical and microbial testing services from QC2.
QC2: Your Partner in Quality
Analytical Chemistry | Microbial Detection | Brewing Science
We don't just offer testing services, we're a partner in your quality program. From ordering the right test, to troubleshooting and training, we're here to help!
Undergraduate Research | Industry Engagement
Our University of Southern Maine undergraduate students are highly trained and conduct our testing services and research projects. Learn more about our mission, and the students and industry advisors that make it possible, by visiting our About page.
Craft Beverage Testing & Education
The Quality Control Collaboratory (QC2) of the University of Southern Maine, in partnership with the Maine Brewers' Guild, provides laboratory analysis and testing for the craft beverage industry, while providing authentic lab experience and research opportunities for USM undergraduate students.
- Analytical Services
- Microbial Services
- Testing Packages
Quality Is Our Craft
Analytical chemistry is the art and science of using instrumentation and methods to separate, identify, and quantify matter - in our lab, we take this branch of chemistry and apply it to craft beverages.
QC2 is an essential resource for Maine breweries and for all craft beer drinkers who value quality and consistency!
Luci and Sam always get us our results back quickly and they are open and available to talk through results and questions we have.
Having access to equipment we couldn't otherwise afford has helped our QC program out tremendously and I can't recommend them enough!