Katie Strain

Strain, Katherine


Beer/Brewing Operations, Biology, Chemistry, Hospitality, Events and Tourism


Quality analysis of alcoholic beverages, Analytical chemistry, Microbiology, Pathogenic microbiology

Degree: M.S.

Title: Beverage Analysis Lab Manager

Department: School of Hospitality

Email: kstrain3@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-605-7028

Mobile Phone: 618-713-1917

Interviewed by: CompanyWeek, Denver Business Journal


Katie Strain, M.S., is a laboratory services manager of Alcoholic Beverage Quality Assurance/ Quality Control at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her areas of expertise are fermentation, microbiology, chemistry, data analysis and experimental design.

Prior to joining MSU Denver, Strain worked as a laboratory operations coordinator and graduate student at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She was also a research associate at Colorado State University and laboratory technician at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Strain received her master’s in environmental toxicology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2014 and a bachelor’s in biochemistry from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005. She is a triple TTB certified chemist allowing her to conduct analysis of beer, wine and spirits for purposes of export.