Climate change affects beer

About the research

Summer, sun and a cold beer. ☀️ 🍺 It's the perfect combination for beer lovers. But did you know that the changing climate creates challenges for brewers? It affects the starch, a key component of the barley from which beer is made. 🌾 As a result, from the same amount of barley, you get less alcohol and therefore less beer. Fortunately, bioengineer Charlotte De Schepper (KU Leuven) is developing some new strategies to deal with the changing starch properties. Cheers to that! 🍻

Charlotte De Schepper
KU Leuven

During her master thesis, Charlotte De Schepper discovered her passion for the brewing process. Since then, she embarked on a scientific journey based on curiosity, dedication, and a love for unraveling the secrets behind malting and brewing. Currently, Charlotte is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry and focuses her research on the importance of starch from barley to beer and how to maintain the efficiency of the brewing process in an environmentally challenging world.