Basics of Beer Quality Workshop: Redlands

October 11th, 2019

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ritual Brewing Co. | Redlands, Calif.

Basics of Beer Quality – Hands-on Workshop is a day-long class taught by Brewers Association Quality Instructor Lauren Torres.

Event Details

This hands-on workshop will cover the fundamentals underlying some of the most common methods used to ensure consistency and quality in a craft brewery. The course is designed for those who have little or no formal brewing education or laboratory training, but are responsible for managing or implementing a brewery quality program.

Download: Preliminary Agenda

The course is divided into two sections:

  • Microbiology Basics for Brewing Labs will cover common microbiological media and their use, why culture and non-culture yeasts require specific knowledge of the identification cues, how to properly mount a slide, and pouring a media plate.
  • Chemistry Basics for Brewing Labs will cover the principals behind analytical tests that brewers use regularly, how to properly execute the methods, and implications of failing to execute the methods properly.

Registration includes lunch and all required laboratory supplies. Participants are responsible for their travel and hotel expenses.

Clothing Requirements

Safety glasses will be provided

  • Pants, no shorts or capris
  • Closed-toed shoes


Registration will close on October 4, unless capacity is reached prior.


Registration is $100 for Brewers Association members and $250 for non-members. Registration is limited to 36 participants.