Basics of Beer Quality – Hands-on Workshop is a day-long class taught by Brewers Association Quality Instructor Lauren Torres.
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.
Safety glasses will be provided
- Pants, no shorts or capris
- Closed-toed shoes
Registration will close on November 1, unless capacity is reached prior.
Registration is $100 for Brewers Association members and $250 for non-members. Registration is limited to 36 participants.