Quality Control Collaboratory


Daniel Kleban '04

Alumni at Work: Daniel Kleban '04

In our final story of our four-part series, "Alumni at Work," Daniel Kleban '04 talks about how his journey to and from USM led to the founding of Maine Beer Company.
Beer testing at QC2 lab

USM's Luci Benedict, QC2 Lab featured in WGME 13 beer special

Luci Benedict, associate professor of Chemistry at USM and director of the University’s Quality Control Collaboratory (QC2 lab), discussed the lab's work in a WGME 13 feature about Maine’s booming craft beer industry.
Luci Benedict

USM's Luci Benedict to talk 'Chemistry of Brewing' at local beer event

Luci Benedict, associate professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine, will present a talk on the Chemistry of Brewing on Wednesday, March 7, at Portland's Novare Res Bier Café.

USM's QC2 Lab featured at 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit

The 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit drew brewers, bankers, business lawyers and beer suppliers to the Portland campus for a full schedule of speeches and educational sessions. The university also hosted tours of its Quality Control Collaboratory. Created in partnership with the Maine Brewers' Guild, the lab provides testing, research and education to Maine breweries while also providing students with a hands-on educational experience.

Check out our Instagram Account!

Earlier this week we launched our Instagram account to help keep you more up to date on the exciting things our lab has going on! Check it out to get a glimpse into life in the lab.

Three USM academic programs described as “majorly cool” by Sun Journal

USM’s Fermentation science course and Social media activism minor were mentioned in the article.

ICYMI: King and Pingree praise USM and the QC2 Lab at New England Craft Brew Summit

Last year, two members of Maine's Congressional delegation — Sen. Angus King and Rep. Chellie Pingree — toured USM's QC2 Lab as part of the Inaugural New England Craft Brew Summit. The next New England Craft Beer Summit will be held on March 31st at USM and the QC2 lab will be offering testing, tours and be participating in panel discussions.