W11: WBA Advanced Brewing Theory Program

Certificate studies

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The WBA Advanced Brewing Theory Program (ABT) gives students a complete understanding of the technical issues in professional brewing, whether craft or macro brewers. With content designed around the syllabus of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), UK, our course materials address critical topics in brewing technology, giving students the knowledge they need to improve their products, processes and profits.

Program Description

The WBA Advanced Brewing Theory (ABT) Program consists of three modules. Students may take any of these modules as a separate unit, electing to complete the program at a later date. Throughout the duration of this intensive program, students are taught by the instructional staff of the World Brewing Academy (WBA), drawing on the talents of some of the most knowledgeable scientists, technologists and brewmasters in the world.

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Key facts

6 weeks
Clock Hours
Chicago Campus

Modules included in this program

W21: WBA Raw Materials and Wort Production
W22: WBA Beer Production and Quality Control
W23: WBA Packaging and Process Technology

Admission requirements

All students applying for an advanced program, module or course must be of legal drinking age.

This advanced program or module requires students to have a specific knowledge of brewing theory and/or related sciences in order to be successful in the assessment process by having either successfully completed one of the following, with exception of Modules 5 and 7 (see exceptions info below).

(a) Successfully passing the Concise Course in Brewing Technology (campus or online), or
(b) Successfully passing the online assessment

Exceptions: To qualify for Module 5, one must have successfully completed all Modules 1-3. To qualify for Module 7, one must have successfully passed Modules 1-6


Upon completion of this program students will be awarded the Advanced Brewing Theory certificate.