Science of Beer & Brewing

Want to know more about what’s happening in your brewing? This course covers the science and practical aspects of brewing. 4 Consecutive Days (Tues – Fri).

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.

Duration: 4 Consecutive Days (Tues – Fri).

Day 1:

  • Brewing Process / Raw Materials OverviewThe Science of MaltingMalts and their Contribution to beer flavour
  • Brewing Water and the Role of SaltsBrewing AdjunctsHops and Hop Products
  • Sensory Evaluation 1

Day 2:

  • Wort Prod & Brewing PracticalSensory Evaluation 2

Day 3:

  • Introduction to Brewing MicrobiologyYeast, Fermentation and MaturationHygiene and Sanitation in the BrewerySensory Evaluation 3

Day 4:

  • Post Fermentation Processing
  • Packaging
  • Sensory Evaluation 4


  • Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Detailed Notes
  • Informal Lectures
  • 1 day of brewing on 1000L brewery
  • Tasting paddles/beers
  • Detailed discussions of the process & science of brewing
  • Brew 1000L wort in a day
  • Demo FV
  • Sensory evaluation sessions

These days / courses and topics are subject to minimum numbers and change without notice.

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