Students craft new brew with major beer companies
UW-Madison students are collaborating with Wisconsin Brewing Company and Heineken to create new beer.
A group of students is collaborating with Heineken and Wisconsin Brewing Company to create a beer out of a newly discovered strain of yeast.
In 2011, UW-Madison genetics professor Chris Todd Hittinger helped discover and identify one of the parents to Saccharomyces
Due to Heineken’s close relationship with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, they have agreed to work with Wisconsin Brewing Co. and Campus Craft Brewery, including UW-Madison students in the development of the first Wild Lager produced in North America.
“What’s new here is that we’re actually pushing the boundaries of knowledge by testing these new strains that undergraduate researchers in my lab have isolated from nature,” Hittinger said. “This is a new type of product.”
The experimental process involves students working with a brewmaster at the Wisconsin Brewing Co. to develop and test their recipes. Their ultimate goal is to brew a final product and distribute it on a large scale, including to places on campus such as the Wisconsin Union.Subscribe to The Daily Cardinal Newsletter