Beer spoilers – Screening PLUS

Fast detection and specific identification of all beer-spoiling bacteria of the
genera Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Pectinatus and of Megasphaera cerevisiae


Item Number: 01220012

Beer spoilers – Screening PLUS

Screening for beer-spoiling bacteria in beer and beer based drinks. Detection and, in case of occurrence, specific identification of the following bacteria is provided: Lactobacillus backii, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus buchneri, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus collinoides, Lactobacillus coryniformis, Lactobacillus frigidus, Lactobacillus fructivorans, Lactobacillus lindneri, Lactobacillus perolens, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus pseudoplantarum, Lactobacillus rossiae, Megasphaera cerevisiae, Pectinatus spp., Pediococcus damnosus, Pediococcus inopinatus.

Results will be provided within 3 working days after sample receipt, in case of readily enriched samples or grown colonies by the next working day.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Product and raw material samples:

  • Beer and mixed beer drinks, minimum 100 ml

Pre-enriched samples:

  • Pre-enriched bouillons (10 ml) or agar plates with colonies: this allows a shorter time-to-result.


You would like to analyze your samples directly in your on-site laboratory? No problem with our test kits VIT® Beer plus L. brevis, VIT® Beer Megasphaera/Pectinatus and VIT® Lactococcus lactis.


Your Advantages

  • unequivocal identification of all relevant beer-spoiling organisms

  • individual declaration of beer-spoiling microorganisms

  • safe determination of mixtures of different beer-spoiling microorganisms

  • detection of living bacteria exclusively

  • incomparably fast operational time

  • safe trace detection

  • highest specificity