The Master Brewers Certificate Program from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is one of the premier education destinations in the brewing world — and indeed it is a “destination” again with the return of in person work. But, of course, online opportunities still abound for enhancing your brewing brain (program curriculum and prerequisites are the same for both online and in-person options). Applications being accepted now!
Introduction to Practical Brewing: Designed for advanced homebrewers and early career professional brewers, this in-person course uses the amazing resources of the 1.5-barrel pilot brewery in the state-of-the-art brewing facility on the UC Davis campus. This class combines clear and detailed lectures with practical, hands-on brewing and laboratory tests. Go all the way from raw material selection to the quality and stability of the finished beer. A class ale will be brewed, and analyses on barley, malt, hops, yeast, wort and beer will be explored. December 5-9 • $1,400
Beer Quality: Freshness Online: Whether you are brewing professionally or in your garage, this guide to beer quality will help you achieve excellent flavor stability in every brew. Designed for advanced homebrewers and professionals, this online course is part of a comprehensive series where beer freshness pioneer, Charlie Bamforth, guides you through the importance of flavor stability and how changes in beer occur over time. You’ll also learn how to assess flavor change using your senses and other scientific methods, how to address raw materials and process in enhancing stability and how to prevent the “skunking” of beer. January 2-March 26 • $299
Beer Quality: Quality Systems Online: As part of brewing expert Charlie Bamforth’s series on beer quality, this course will allow you to explore at your own pace how to define quality in beer and brewing. Learn about the documentation of raw materials and processes, how and what should be measured and how to establish a quality control program, whether you are brewing at a production scale or in a carboy. January 2-March 26 • $299
Beer Quality: Color and Clarity Online: This course is part of a comprehensive series from renowned beer researcher, Charlie Bamforth. Learn how to visually appraise the quality of beer and explore the significance of its appearance, how to assess it based on color and turbidity and troubleshoot potential brewing issues. By the end of this course, you will be able implement your knowledge to achieve the color and clarity that you desire in your craft brews. January 2-March 26 • $299
For more information about the Master Brewers Certificate Programs overall, head here.