Founded in 1874, under the umbrella of the Institute of Fermentation and Biotechnology in Berlin (IfGB) fermentation oriented research and education has been conducted for more then 140 years in cloce co-operation with the Technische Universität Berlin (resp. its predesessor institutions). Since 2003 the Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) e.V. is the soule holder of IfGB.
Since 2003, under the brand name IfGB services and training for the spirits industry and distillers has been offered.
Starting in 2009 our service and training offers will be expanded into the field of biotechnology - again in close cooperation with the TU Berlin, Institute of Biotechnology.