S10: Brewing Microbiology
To compete against other breweries in the growing international brewing industry, companies need to create beer that exhibits the highest standards of consistency and stability with every batch. The Siebel Institute Brewing Microbiology course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to implement an effective microbiological quality control / quality assurance program in a short 2-week course duration. Whether you are building a QC/QA course for your brewery from scratch or you are joining an established quality control & assurance program, this course will benefit you throughout your career.
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All students applying for a program, module or course must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
Prior knowledge of brewing process basics through either homebrewing (1 years) or having previously completed successfully the Executive Overview of the Brewing Process course is required.
The course will acquaint the student with the appropriate methods for biological and sanitary control within the brewery, and will promote an understanding of the essential modern-day tools for effective microbiological evaluation of process and product.
A detailed study of the microorganisms that are likely to occur during the various stages of the brewing process will be conducted. The laboratory exercises provide opportunities to acquire skills in microbiology and microscopy. Practical work will reinforce the techniques required to isolate and identify microorganisms as well as demonstrate some of the latest developments in brewing microbiology.
The Siebel Institute of Technology Brewing Microbiology course is conducted at our Siebel Institute Microbiological Services division in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Our Microbiological Services division is located at the National Research Council Biotechnology Research Institute, one of the world's leading yeast & genetic research facilities. Students will be surrounded by research professionals using state-of-the-art equipment, creating an environment that is unique to brewing education. When not on campus, students will be able to enjoy the beauty and history of Montreal, one of the world's most scenic and vibrant cities.