WT1: WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology (online)

Certificate studies

This offer is also available on campus. Click here for details.

Course Objectives

The Web-based WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the brewing process, the dynamics of brewery operations, and issues affecting the industry. Within the span of this course, students will gain a level of industry knowledge that will benefit them in any area of responsibility in the brewery, covering every topic critical to successful brewery operations, no matter of what size.

Course Description

Extensive use of electronic media and instructor-mediated discussion allows students to understand the most advanced topics, no matter their level of previous technical experience. The Web-based WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology covers a similar range of topics to those presented in our advanced-level programs but at a depth that allows those with only moderate understanding of brewing science and technology to participate in the course. This is an ideal course for those considering entry into the brewing industry, as well as those pursuing wider knowledge of the business in order to improve their skills and advance in their brewing careers, and also offers the best way to pre-pare for our advanced-level programs should you decide to take them at a later date.

Throughout the duration of this course, students are supervised by the instructional staff of the World Brewing Academy, and actively monitored throughout the program. Students can also access instructors via email and chat sessions throughout the duration of the module. The average time spent studying is normally 7-10 hours per week but depends on the individual as well.

Topics include:

  • Brewing Process Overview
  • Beer Styles
  • 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
  • Fermentation Practices
  • Yeast Growth and Fermentation
  • Yeast Maintenance and Propagation
  • Wort Boiling Systems
  • Wort Clarification
  • Wort Cooling and Aeration
  • Yeast Management
  • 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
  • Brewery CIP
  • Quality Assurance and QC
  • Biological Control
  • Pumps and Pipes
  • Valves

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Key facts

3 months
Clock Hours

Admission requirements

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

Prior knowledge of brewing process basics through either homebrewing (1 years) or having previously completed successfully the Web-based WBA Executive Overview of the Brewing Process course is required.


Upon successfully passing this course, students will receive the Concise Course in Brewing Technology certificate.