About Us

Quality control is the most important part of your craft. Kathinka Labs offers high-quality, accurate, and precise lab analysis for brewers, distillers, and maltsters to help ensure you are producing the best products for your customers. Our staff of lab professionals, brewers, and consultants have many years combined experience in both craft brewing and big beer.

Kathinka Labs is a TTB certified lab meaning that the equipment and technicians are qualified by the TTB. We perform tests according to industry standards and our staff are proud members of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD), the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC), the Brewers Association (BA), and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA).

About Kathinka Labs

Meet Our Team


Lauren Sandell – Lab Manager & Kombucha Queen

Lauren is a graduate of Colorado State University, and earned summa cum laude in a B.S. in Fermentation Science and Technology and a minor in Food Safety. During her time at CSU, she was involved as the President of the Food and Fermentation Science Club, served as a Teaching Assistant for a Brewing Processes course, acted as a tutor and mentor for international students, and interned with three different food/beverage companies. She is enthusiastic in fields relating to kombucha, beer and brewing, microbiology, winemaking, food science, and fermentation.

  • TTB Certified Chemist
  • Master Brewers Association of the Americas – Member
  • Institute of Brewing & Distilling – Certificate in Brewing Science, Member

To contact Lauren directly please email lauren@kathinka-assoc.com.



Floris Delée – Brewmaster, Process Engineer & Consultant

Floris started his career in brewing as an intern at the Alken Maes Breweries in Waarloos, Belgium. During this time, he was also studying to become a Brewmaster and Brewing Engineer in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium. After completion of his studies, he traveled to the U.S. to visit friends, when he was offered a brewing position at New Belgium Brewing Company. At the time, New Belgium was a very small craft brewery, producing 3,000 hl of beer/year. Floris also worked as a Brewmaster for Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware and as a Brewing Engineer for the Anton Steinecker Maschinenfabrik, GmbH in Freising, Germany. This extensive experience led Floris to open his own design and consulting firm, Kathinka Engineering, based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Floris also teaches at Colorado State University’s Fermentation Science and Technology Program. Floris is married to Christine Perich and they live with their children in Fort Collins, Colorado.


  • Colorado State University Fermentation Science & Technology – Faculty Member
  • American Society of Brewing Chemists – Member
  • Master Brewers Association of the Americas – Member
  • Brewers Association – Member
  • Institute of Brewing & Distilling – Member

To reach Floris Delée directly please email floris@kathinka-assoc.com.

General questions can be sent to info@kathinka-assoc.com.