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/ Lecturer

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 and a lecturer in the School of Hospitality 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.