WBA Web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology

January 20th through April 21st, 2013
Online Courses - Internet
Brewing Technology
Course Materials:
Electronic copies of the lectures (PDF) are included in the tuition.
Printed copies are available for an additional USD 75.00 (Domestic shipping) or USD 100.00 (International shipping) and have to be ordered at the time of application.

Web-based Training: A Learner-centered Approach

Our World Brewing Academy web-based training (WBT) system uses internet-based technologies to create an effective learning platform that works to ensure maximum student comprehension of educational content.

With standard “distance learning” programs, a student’s progress is intermittently monitored by support staff. Our web-based program allows all student online activity to be actively monitored by student facilitators allowing them to directly consult with the student as required. If a student is having difficulty understanding an advanced brewing concept, instructors works with them to gain full comprehension of the topic. It is called a “learner-centered approach” because it focuses on each learner developing a full understanding of the educational materials.

Great Content, Excellent Support

Our WBA web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology content was created by the instructional staff of Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich. Our goal in designing this course was a difficult one: Create an educational experience that meets or exceeds the quality of our campus-based course. To reach that goal, we created content that mirrored the topic range of our campus course while utilizing state-of-the-art web delivery software to create a dynamic learning experience.

Our Concise Course utilizes a mix of textual instructions, streaming video presentations narrated by some of the best instructors in brewing, and synchronous chat sessions between students and faculty. Navigation is easy and intuitive, allowing you to track the lessons you have completed and move readily backwards and forwards through reference materials. We offer complete technical support for our learning platform to make sure your web-based experience runs problem-free. Technical requirements are simple: a basic computer with internet access featuring a current web browser like Explorer or Firefox.

The WBT Advantage: Bringing the Education To You

Our web-based training program saves you the cost and time of travel away from home while bringing you the same quality of education offered in our campus-based course. Students participating in our web-based Concise Course should expect to spend several hours per week both in study and in round-table sessions with fellow students and instructors. On completion of this intensive three-month program, you will have gained the knowledge & confidence you need to work effectively in the world of commercial brewing. The WBA Concise Course is the perfect course toward preparing for our advanced-level programs like the Diploma and Master Brewer Program, and it is also recognized as suitable by the UK-based Institute of Brewing and Distilling towards preparing for their exams.

During the three-month duration of this online program, students will cover topics including:

  • Brewing Process Overview
  • Alcohol, Beer and Health
  • History of Brewing
  • Beer Styles
  • The Business of Brewing
  • Introduction to Sensory
  • Composition of Grain
  • Barley Cultivation and Harvesting
  • Malting
  • Malt Analysis
  • Specialty Malts
  • Enzymes in Brewing
  • Brewing
  • Milling
  • Brewing Calculations
  • Practical Problems
  • Adjuncts / Cereal Cooker
  • Lautering
  • Mash Filters
  • Hops
  • Styles Tasting
  • Recipe Formulation
  • Brewery Hazards
  • Nature of Yeast
  • Wort Boiling Systems
  • Wort Clarification
  • Wort Cooling and Aeration
  • Fermentation Practices
  • Yeast Growth and Fermentation
  • Yeast Maintenance and Propagation
  • Yeast Management
  • Control of Fermentation
  • Flavors
  • Control of Fermentation Flavors
  • Maturation and Aging
  • Colloidal Stability
  • Flavor Stability
  • Interpretation of Beer Analysis
  • Filtration
  • Carbonation / Air Exclusion
  • Carbon Dioxide / Collection
  • Kegging and Dispense
  • Beer Packaging
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Waste Water
  • Brewery CIP
  • Quality Assurance and QC
  • Biological Control
  • Pumps and Pipes
  • Valves

Intermediate-Level Brewing Course

Prior brewing knowledge is not required, but students will benefit from existing knowledge of brewing technologies and/or related sciences.

This course is also offered on the following dates:

Date Course Venue  
Jan, 18th - Apr, 19th 2015 WBA Web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology Online Courses » Details
Mar, 23rd - Apr, 3rd 2015 WBA Concise Course In Brewing Technology Chicago Campus » Details
May, 3rd - Aug, 2nd 2015 WBA Web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology Online Courses » Details
Aug, 16th - Nov, 15th 2015 WBA Web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology Online Courses » Details
Oct, 19th - Oct, 30th 2015 WBA Concise Course In Brewing Technology Chicago Campus » Details


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