While we have yet to fully experiment with this ourselves, using SCiO for the analysis of beer is likely to be feasible, as long as the proper data collection is created and the relevant models are created. In fact, we have shown interesting results on assessment of ethanol levels in beer.
Any component in the beer which is below a concentration of 1% will not be detectable by SCiO. In addition, as SCiO is currently designed for the scanning of solid samples, a liquid accessory (currently offered only for developers) is required in order to sample beer.
Note that the corresponding molecular sensing models and applications will have to be developed. This may be developed in the future either by us or by the SCiO developer community using our SCiO DevKit, which allows users to create models and apps.
(Relevent Product: SCiO DevKit)