Aaron MacLeod has been involved with malting and brewing quality testing and research for 12 years and is currently the director of the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage. Aaron was previously a chemist in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory, where he provided quality assurance for malting barley grown in western Canada and conducted research on factors affecting malting barley quality and quality measurement methods. Aaron is also a member of the Technical Committee of the American Society of Brewing Chemists and presents frequently on topics related to malting and brewing science and quality testing methods. Aaron earned his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario in 2004.