Centre for Craft Beer Excellence

At Aunty Jacks we run a variety of beer and brewing events and courses. These are designed to enjoy the variety of different flavours and styles of beer in and entertaining fashion. We can provide flavour training, training in beer service and styles and for those that want it – the science of beer!

All good fun, and can be educational too!

We can also provide bespoke beer and brewing training for your personal or employees’ needs. For example, team building or Cicerone® training.

Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing)

We are announcing the launch of our exciting new course in FBP30121 Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing) in collaboration with Federation University. This nationally accredited qualification is targeting the micro brewer and beer enthusiast, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge in operational and scientific aspects of producing consistent quality beer.

Prior to now, the University could only offer training to those that were already employed and working in the brewing industry. Now, due to an exciting partnership with Aunty Jacks (Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence) and Federation University, we can now provide the training via a mixed delivery of online learning
across 12 months and the attendance to two workshops at Aunty Jacks, where skills can be practiced and observed, while understanding how all the knowledge is applied to the art of brewing.

Brewing Courses & Activities

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Tales & Ales

Spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon tasting a range of local and/or internation beers. We will discuss the flavours, history and production of the beers in a casual environment. Bring your thirst and sense of humour.
For more information contact us, or check our events page.


Brew for a Day

Ever wanted to brew your own beer…. on a commercial brewery? Come and spend a day with our team where you will produce 1000 L of wort and start the fermentation process.

While we’re brewing we’ll discuss the process emphasising where all the flavours come from. To finish the day, we will undertake some taste testing, followed by a cleansing pint! Our team will finish the beer and keg it off, ready for the launch 4-6 weeks later.
For more information contact us, or check secure a spot here


The Science of Beer and Brewing

Want to know more about what’s happening in your brewing? This course covers the science and practical aspects of brewing. We will discuss the raw materials and their production; the science of wort production; different yeasts and the fermentation process; and how all of these influence beer flavour. We will also discuss various styles of beer, discuss beer evaluation and taste a range of beer faults.

This course is ideal for those that want to advance the brewing knowledge. During this  4 day course, you will brew on our 1000 L brewery. This course also comprises one of the components of the FBP30121 Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing) in collaboration with Federation University.
For more information contact us, or check here.


Beer Judging and Evaluation

You will spend a day tasting and discussing the different flavours in beers – where they originate from, which beer styles you’ll find them in, and which shouldn’t be there at all! We’ll take a deep dive into at least 8 different flavours, taste at least 15 different beers from around the world, and challenge your sense of smell and taste, in a great fun environment. Bring your nose, taste buds and sense of humour.
This course has been developed to enhance individuals’ knowledge of flavours in beer, including a range of common beer faults. It is useful for anyone working in the beer industry, beer enthusiasts, homebrewers or as practical preparation for the Certified Cicerone® exam.

For more information contact us, or check for upcoming courses here

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Beer Styles and Beer Service Bootcamp

This 2-day course covers the characteristics, history and production of a range of different beer styles. We also cover important aspects of handling and serving beer. Informal seminars/discussions are complemented with tastings of individual beer styles.

It is two days of beer fun, but is also designed to provide the information and learning materials required to complete the Cicerone Certified Beer Server® exam. It is presented by our brewers Peter Aldred, Certified Cicerone® and/or Matt Ives, Certified Beer Server®, and occasional guests.

For more information contact us, or check upcoming dates here

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