Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering

Program Overview

23 Week Program:

  • 23 weeks of intensive, comprehensive and pragmatic brewing science and engineering.
  • Brewery and laboratory experience at our commercial brewery, Drop In Brewing
  • Practical brewery engineering
  • Lectures and demonstrations immediately applicable to your brewery
  • Limited class size

Who Should Enroll

Working brewers in the industry who lack formal training in brewing science and engineering, or owners and managers who require technical knowledge to better perform their jobs.


While a degree is not required for acceptance to this program, successful completion of at least one college level math course and one college level science course in the subject areas listed below are required. Applicants must be able to provide transcripts documenting the math requirement and at least one additional subject area.

  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus or Algebra

    and at least one from the following list:

  • Biological Sciences:Microbiology, Cell Physiology, or Biochemistry

  • Chemistry: General college chemistry which must include organic, inorganic and analytical

  • Physics: Heat and mechanics or process control

  • Engineering: Topics in mechanical or chemical engineering

Course Objectives

This 23-week program coincides with the first 23 weeks of the Craftbrewer’s Apprenticeship Program. The course is comprised of instruction in brewing science and engineering including the theory, science and technology of brewing processes that convert barley to beer. Special emphasis is placed on practical issues such as raw materials quality and assessment, practical wort production, yeast propagation and handling, fermentation and finishing practices, including filtration and beer packaging, and quality assurance. All these topics will be reinforced by engineering calculations, design problems, observation and demonstrations.

The residential week is held at Drop In Brewing Company, Middlebury, VT.

Tuition includes ALL books and materials.

For the application please visit the Admissions page here

Upcoming Classes

June 2018
June 11th - November 16th
January 2019
January 20th - June 29th
Accepting Registrations