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Ester Announces New Flavor Intelligence Collective

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Craft breweries are invited to join Ester's Flavor Intelligence Collective. Photo: BrewBound.

Ester is building a United States lab for the chemical and sensory testing of beers and development of its Flavor Intelligence Database, per Brew Bound.

Related: Ester Introduces Craft Producer Early Adopter Program

Craft breweries can join Ester's Flavor Intelligence Collective at the early adopter price of $600 per analysis, with pre-orders receiving an additional $100 discount.

Breweries who join the collective receive:

  • An objective sensory analysis panel assessment of the flavors and aromas in its beer following scientific descriptive methods.

  • A chemical analysis with more than 200 chemical compounds connected to flavor and quality.

  • Product comparison juxtaposing the beers in their assortment with industry competitors.

  • Access to a comprehensive flavor database that empowers breweries and the craft industry to grow together.

Ester co-founder, Jean Van Damme, said, “We want the craft beer community in the United States to come together and help us build the most complete database of scientific beer flavors ever cataloged. We are on a mission to level the playing field–making advanced flavor intelligence accessible to any brewer that is passionate about their product and wants to bring it to the people who will love it.”

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