Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering

Brewery In Planning
23-week Program (22 Week Distance Learning plus one week residential)
Tuition $6,900
January course: FULL
January 21st to July 13th, 2013
Residential Week: July 8-13, 2013

June course: FULL
June 17th to December 6, 2013
Residential Week: December 9-13, 2013

Course Components

The course consists of 22 weeks distance education including intensive, comprehensive and pragmatic brewing science and engineering, followed by six days on site brewery and laboratory experience at the American Brewers Guild brewery and laboratory in Middlebury, Vermont.

Who Should Attend

Would-be brewery owners with a brewery currently in planning who lack formal training in brewing science and engineering. Participation in this class does not include job placement assistance, as it is understood that the participant will not be seeking employment in the industry.

Course Description

This 23-week program coincides with the first 22 weeks of the Craftbrewers Apprenticeship Program. The course is comprised of instruction in brewing science and engineering including the theory, science and technology of brewing processes that convert barley to beer. Special emphasis is placed on practical issues such as raw materials quality and assessment, practical wort production, yeast propagation and handling, fermentation and finishing practices, including filtration and beer packaging, and quality assurance. All these topics will be reinforced by engineering calculations, design problems, observation and demonstrations. The on-site week for The Brewery in Planning course will include an extra residential day covering topics such as; sales, marketing and distribution, regulatory compliance and the business of brewing.