Offering in-depth academic and practical training for entry-level brewing professionals
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.
Course Number: BREW-40014
Learn how to take artisan brewing to a distinctive level of complexity and refinement by aging it in wooden barrels.
Course Number: BREW-40016
Explore production & cost control, management, and best practices for brewery operations.
Course Number: BREW-40018
Next-level homebrewing; learn proper techniques to create unique beers from raw materials.
Course Number: BREW-40017
Understand general categories of hazards, learn to recognize them, and use equipment, methods and education to control risk to acceptable levels.
Course Number: BREW-40015
Study the industry from a business perspective, with a particular emphasis on the San Diego region.
Course Number: BREW-40019
Learn the proper procedures for installing, maintaining, and dispensing beer.
Course Number: BREW-40020
Explore the science and sensory behind general aroma and flavor attributes.
Course Number: BREW-40013
Focus on the development of a distinctly refined beer palate to create pairings or even host a beer dinner.
Course Number: BREW-40022
Learn the basics of mead making and study dozens of mead varieties from around the world.
Course Number: BREW-40009
Learn strategic marketing practices designed specifically for craft breweries.
Course Number: BREW-40012
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.
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!
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!
Course Number: BREW-40004
Learn the specifications for the equipment necessary to produce high quality beer including chillers, filters, carbonators, centrifuges, aging and holding tanks.
Course Number: BREW-40000
Get an overview of craft brewing on an industrial scale, from raw materials through finished product.
Discover the vital details in the selection and processing of key raw materials of beer.
Course Number: BREW-40005
Explore the industry’s standard sensory analysis tool, the Beer Flavor Wheel, by reviewing the four basic flavors.
Course Number: BREW-40006
Explore engineering models and concepts that are essential to operating a working brewery.
Learn key steps in the process of preparing malted grain for fermentation on an industrial scale.
Course Number: BREW-40003
Learn the professional-scale standards and practices to transform wort into beer through precise yeast fermentaion.
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