"Blended-learning" WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program - Siebel Institute of Technology

Advanced level Certificate Studies WBA

"Blended-learning" WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program

World Brewing Academy Siebel Institute Doemens

The twin-campus/dual continent WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology program will prepare graduates to advance their careers through advanced theory and practical application of the learned theory.


The "Blended-learning" option of the WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology program begins with students having already passed or are currently enrolled in the WBA Advanced Brewing Theory program, which covers the core theory basis of all advanced programs, modules 1-3.

To complete the "in person" component, students start with the Business of Brewing/Technical Case Studies module (module 4) conducted at our Siebel Institute campus in Chicago. After this one week module is completed, students then travel to Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, where they apply the previously learned knowledge at the facilities of Doemens Academy during the Applied Brewing Techniques module (module 5.) Students participate in advanced-level brewing theory training and education while at Doemens, including presentations regarding brewing techniques used in creating authentic German beer styles.

Finally, the European Brewing Study Tour (module 6) takes students to breweries and brewing-industry suppliers in various countries, learning how the information they have gained in the program is utilized in real-world brewing environments. Over the 6 weeks of this in-person portion of the program, students will gain a truly international perspective on brewing techniques and technologies.

Airfare and room and board in both Chicago and Munich is the responsibility of the student.


All students applying for a program, module or course must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

Students applying for the "Blended-learning" WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology program must meet one of the below requirements:

a) Currently approved to enroll in the online WBA Advanced Brewing Theory program

b) Currently enrolled in the online WBA Advanced Brewing Theory program, or

c) Have previously passed the WBA Advanced Brewing Theory program (campus or online version)

What I'll learn

WBA Raw Materials and Wort Production module (Module 1) (Siebel Campus, Chicago, U.S.A.)

  • Structure and Morphology
  • Biochemical Changes
  • Evaluation for Malting
  • Malting Processes
  • Specifications
  • Specialty Malts
  • Adjuncts and Cereal Cookers
  • History, Varieties, Aroma Evaluation
  • Botany, Cultivation, Types and Forms
  • Chemistry and Analysis, Storage and Stability
  • Character and Advanced Products
  • Craft Brewers Perspective
  • Brewing Water Composition
  • Water Adjustments
  • Malt Handling and Milling
  • Mashing
  • Enzymes
  • Techniques and Wort Composition
  • Separation (Lauter Tun and Mash Filters)
  • Boiling
  • Hop Addition “Hot Side”
  • Clarification
  • Cooling
  • Aeration
  • Brewing Calculations and Mixing Formula
  • Lab Analysis
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Effluents
  • Sensory Introduction

WBA Beer Production and Quality Control module (Module 2) (Siebel Campus, Chicago, U.S.A.)

  • Morphology
  • Characteristics for Brewing
  • Nutrition
  • Metabolism
  • Culture and Propagation
  • Physical Behavior
  • Dry Yeast Production
  • Fermentation Operations
  • Alternative Fermentation Techniques
  • Flavor Compounds
  • Quality Measurement
  • Management (handling practices)
  • Hop Addition “cold side”
  • Maturation and Storage Principles
  • Alternative Aging and Storage Techniques
  • Centrifuges
  • Processing Aids
  • Filtration – Theory and Mechanisms
  • Filtration- Filters and Operations
  • Sterile Filtration
  • Carbonation
  • Introduction to Brewing Microbiology
  • Beer Spoilage Potential and Brewery Contaminants
  • Detection and Identification of Contaminants
  • Application of Genetic Tests in Breweries
  • Oxygen Control
  • Colloidal Stability
  • Flavor Stability
  • Color
  • Foam
  • Gushing
  • Comprehensive QA/QC Program
  • Interpretation of Beer Analysis
  • Brewery CIP
  • Types of Taste Panels

WBA Packaging and Process Technology module (Module 3) (Siebel Campus, Chicago, U.S.A.)

  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Line Design and Flow
  • Glass Bottles and PET Technology
  • Bottle Washing
  • Bottle Filling/Crowning
  • Principles of Canning/Seaming
  • Pasteurization
  • Kegging Technology (single valve keg)
  • Labelling Technology
  • Bottle Conditioning
  • Principles of Maintenance Effectiveness
  • Brewery Design
  • Fluid Flow Fundamentals
  • Gases in the Brewery
  • Valves in the Brewery
  • Pumps in a Brewery (and Troubleshooting)
  • Steam Fundamentals
  • Principles of Heat Transfer
  • Glycol Fundamentals
  • Principles of Refrigeration
  • Materials of Construction
  • Basic Energy Calculations
  • Process Control and Automation
  • CO2 Collection Systems
  • Compressed Air Systems
  • Statistics
  • Process Troubleshooting
  • Hygienic Design
  • Introduction to PID
  • Liquid Processing

WBA Business of Brewing and Technical Case Studies module (Module 4) (Siebel Campus, Chicago, U.S.A.)

  • Planning and budgeting
  • Studying environmental (competitive, regulatory and supply) challenges
  • Analysis of real-life scenarios and challenges breweries face today

WBA Applied Brewing Techniques module (Module 5) (Doemens Campus, Munich, Germany)

  • Practical “hands-on” experience in brewing, fermentation, filtration and packaging
  • Hands-on laboratory practice
  • Advanced theory lectures on mashing, malt analysis and recipe formulation

WBA European Brewing Study Tour module (Module 6) (Doemens Campus, Munich, Germany)

  • Behind-the-scenes visits to suppliers, manufacturers and breweries throughout Europe
  • See the application in real-life of the theoretical knowledge accrued through the program of study
  • Immersion into the beer culture of each country visited

Enroll options

Payment Terms

To reserve a seat in any course, module or program, the required non-refundable Application Processing Fee (APF) must be paid within 5 (five) days after a student is accepted.

ONLINE: To qualify for “Regular Tuition” pricing, full payment must be received no later than 14-days in advance of the course, module or program start date.

CAMPUS: To qualify for “Regular Tuition” pricing, full payment must be received no later than 60-days in advance of the course, module or program start date.

“Late Tuition” will apply after these dates.

Time 6 weeks / 210 hours

Certificate of completion

Tuition (regular) $5,970

APF (non-refundable) $1,500

Total Cost $7,470

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