Brewing Courses

UC San Diego Extension brewing courses range from recipe formulation to marketing & distribution. Gain training and knowledge in craft brewing by industry experts at your pace. No need to apply, enroll today in these select courses.

  Barrel Aging course
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Barrel Aging

Course Number: BREW-40014

Units: 3

Learn how to take artisan brewing to a distinctive level of complexity and refinement by aging it in wooden barrels.

  Brewery Operations and Financial Management
Course

Brewery Operations and Financial Management

Course Number: BREW-40016

Units: 3

Explore production & cost control, management, and best practices for brewery operations.

  Brewing Recipe Formulation
Course

Brewing Recipe Formulation

Course Number: BREW-40018

Units: 3

Next-level homebrewing; learn proper techniques to create unique beers from raw materials.

  Brewery Safety
Course

Brewery Safety

Course Number: BREW-40017

Units: 3

Understand general categories of hazards, learn to recognize them, and use equipment, methods and education to control risk to acceptable levels.

  Craft Brewing Industry Overview
Course

Craft Brewing Industry Overview

Course Number: BREW-40015

Units: 3

Study the industry from a business perspective, with a particular emphasis on the San Diego region.

  Draught Beer Systems Operation and Maintenance
Course

Draught Beer Systems Operation and Maintenance

Course Number: BREW-40019

Units: 3

Learn the proper procedures for installing, maintaining, and dispensing beer.

  Flavor Attributes of Beer and Food
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Flavor Attributes of Beer and Food

Course Number: BREW-40020

Units: 3

Explore the science and sensory behind general aroma and flavor attributes.

  Food Pairings and Beer Dinners course
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Food Pairings and Beer Dinners

Course Number: BREW-40013

Units: 3

Focus on the development of a distinctly refined beer palate to create pairings or even host a beer dinner.

  Marketing and Distribution for Breweries Course
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Marketing and Distribution for Breweries

Course Number: BREW-40009

Units: 3

Learn strategic marketing practices designed specifically for craft breweries.

  The Origins and History of Beer course
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The Origins and History of Beer

Course Number: BREW-40012

Units: 3

Explore the social and cultural dimensions of beer, as well as the scientific and technical breakthroughs which have led to the sophisticated 21st century brewery.

Brewing Certificate

Taught by leading professional brewers and other industry experts, this part-time, evening and weekend program offers in-depth academic and practical training for entry-level brewing professionals. Learn how to select raw materials, produce wort, manage yeast and fermentation processes and package the final product. Explore the courses offered through the certificate program & apply today!

Brewing certifcate program
Certificate
 

Brewing Certificate

Application required to enroll in the following certificate program courses.

Units needed to complete: 26

Begin taking classes in the Fall or Spring quarter.
Apply today!

  Finishing Practices course
Course

Finishing Practices

Course Number: BREW-40004

Units: 3

Learn the specifications for the equipment necessary to produce high quality beer including chillers, filters, carbonators, centrifuges, aging and holding tanks.

  Overview of Brewing Science and Technology course
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Overview of Brewing Science and Technology

Course Number: BREW-40000

Units: 1

Get an overview of craft brewing on an industrial scale, from raw materials through finished product.

  Raw Materials and Malting course
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Raw Materials and Malting

Course Number: BREW-40012

Units: 3

Discover the vital details in the selection and processing of key raw materials of beer.

   
Sensory Evaluation and Beer Styles course
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Sensory Evaluation and Beer Styles

Course Number: BREW-40005

Units: 3

Explore the industry’s standard sensory analysis tool, the Beer Flavor Wheel, by reviewing the four basic flavors.

  Technology of Brewing
Course

Technology of Brewing

Course Number: BREW-40006

Units: 3

Explore engineering models and concepts that are essential to operating a working brewery.

  Wort Production & Recipe Formulation course
Course

Wort Production & Recipe Formulation

Course Number: BREW-40012

Units: 2

Learn key steps in the process of preparing malted grain for fermentation on an industrial scale.

  Yeast & Fermentation Processes course
Course

Yeast & Fermentation Processes

Course Number: BREW-40003

Units: 3

Learn the professional-scale standards and practices to transform wort into beer through precise yeast fermentaion.

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