Vintessential Laboratories Pty Ltd

June 13, 2018


Vintessential Beer Testing Products and Services.

At Vintessential we pride ourselves on being experienced beverage scientists. We offer you fast, accurate results to help you avoid delays and waste. We have provided a range of services for craft brewers for many years, including chemical and microbiological testing, friendly, professional service and interpretation of your results by beverage analysis experts.

With the current interest and expansion of the craft beer market, it is more important than ever to safeguard the quality and flavour of your product to maintain the brand’s reputation and your customers’ loyalty.

Regular testing of each batch is vital to maintain the quality and consistency of your beer, particularly the parameters of alcohol, bitterness, colour and residual sugar. These analyses will help ensure the continuity of style and the prevention of problems.

Water chemistry is a major component of the finished product. Knowing the water hardness, sulfate and chloride concentrations are also important. Beer can be contaminated by chemical or microbiological impurities during the manufacture and bottling stages of production. The risks of selling contaminated beer are great and include damage to the health of consumers as well as harm to your reputation and brand equity.

The most common analyses we conduct are:

  • Acetaldehyde
  • Acetic Acid Bacteria in Beer
  • Alcohol by Volume (%ABV)
  • Amino Acid Nitrogen
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Bitterness Units (IBU)
  • Brettanomyces in Beer
  • Colour (EBC)
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria in Beer
  • Methanol
  • pH
  • Post Bottling Sterility Check
  • Residual Sugar
  • Specific Gravity
  • Sulfur Dioxide – Free & Total
  • Titratable Acidity
  • Trace Metals by ICP
  • Volatile Acidity
  • Water Hardness
  • Water Chlorides/Sulphates
  • Water Sterility
  • Yeast Viability

We provide:

  • Free sample bottles
  • Free postage of samples to our labs
  • Fast turnaround of results
  • Friendly, professional service and interpretation of your results by beverage analysis experts

Email us on to order your free sample bottles.

Do your own testing. We have everything the average beer lab needs to do their own testing, and most of these products are held in stock ready for immediate dispatch. All these products, including the Vintessential Spectrophotometer and Test Kits, are tested in our NATA accredited laboratories to ensure they meet our exacting standards to satisfy your beer testing needs. Whether you are starting from scratch in your lab or just need to top up on a few consumables, we’ve got you covered.

Sales & Enquiries

Jenny Stonier
0409 173 100