Wade Begrow is the microbiologist at Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Some of his interests include molecular diagnostics with qPCR, microbiological media optimization, and yeast cryopreservation. Before joining Founders in 2016, Wade was the microbiologist at Bell’s Brewing in Comstock, MI. Prior to entering the brewing industry, Wade was a microbiologist at a full-service microbiology lab in Grand Rapids, MI.Wade holds two degrees from Michigan State University, and he created a module on brewing science for the M.S. in Food Safety program at MSU. He is a strong proponent of brewing science education and has presented at the World Brewing Congress, European Brewing Convention, Master Brewers Annual Conference, and Craft Brewers Conference. Wade is also an assistant lecturer at Southern Illinois University’s Fermentation Science Institute in Carbondale.