Brewers Association

Brewing Schools

Do you have a passion for making beer? Do you want to become a professional brewer, improve your skills as a brewer or increase your knowledge of beer?

This page provides a list of brewing programs that will start you on your way to fulfilling your dream. From technical to recreational, find a course that fits your goals and begin your journey into the brewing world.

Inclusion on this directory does constitute not an endorsement by the Brewers Association. Not all programs offer the same level of certification. The directory is intended solely to inform the reader of the educational opportunities that are available.


Professional Courses

American Brewers Guild

1001 Maple St
Salisbury VT 05769 USA
Phone: 802.352.4200
Fax: 802.352.4641
Website: www.abgbrew.com
Email: steve@abgbrew.com

Master Brewer's Association of the Americas

3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121-2097
Phone: 651.454.7250
Fax: 651.454.0766
Website: www.mbaa.com
Email:lmustful@scisoc.org

Siebel Institute of Technology & World Brewing Academy

North American Head Office
1777 North Clybourn Ave., Suite 2F
Chicago, IL. 60614-5520 USA
Phone: 312.255.0705
Fax: 312.255.1312
Website: www.siebelinstitute.com
Email: info@siebelinstitute.com


State Sponsored Programs

Auburn University – Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science and Operations

Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management
328 Spidle Hall
Auburn, Al 36849
Phone: 334-844-3264
Website: www.brewing.auburn.edu
Email: moneill@auburn.edu

Central Washington University: Craft Beer Trade Certificate

400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7433
Phone: 509-963-1504
Website: www.cwu.edu/ce/craft-beer-certificate
Email: pangrazi@cwu.edu

Oregon State University: Continuing Education for Brewing Professionals

4943 Valley Library 
Corvallis, OR 97331-2132 
Phone: (541) 737-4197
Website: pne.oregonstate.edu/beer
Email: learn@oregonstate.edu

University of California – Davis

UC Davis Extension
1333 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 757-8691
Fax: (530) 757-8634
Website: www.extension.ucdavis.edu/brew
Email: extension@ucdavis.edu

UC Davis: Department of Food Science and Technology

Davis, CA 95616-8598 U.S.A.
Phone: 530.752.1467
Fax: 530.752.4759
Website: www-foodsci.ucdavis.edu/bamforth/
Email: cwbamforth@ucdavis.edu

UC San Diego Extension: Professional Certificate in Brewing

9500 Gilman Drive, 0170A
La Jolla, CA 92093-0170
Phone: 858-534-6648
Website: www.extension.ucsd.edu/brewing
Email: brewing@ucsd.edu


International Opportunities

Brewlab

Darwin Annex
University of Sunderland
Chester Road, Sunderland. UK. SR1 3SD.
Phone: +44 (0)191.515.2535
Fax: +44 (0)191.515.2531
Website: www.brewlab.co.uk
Email: info@brewlab.co.uk

Doemens Academy

PO Box 1325 / Stefanusstrasse 8
Grafelfing / Munich
D 82166 Germany
Phone: +49 89.858.050
Fax: +49 89.858.0526
Website: www.doemens.org
Email: info@doemens.org

International Center for Brewing and Distilling

Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, U.K.
Phone: 44(0) 131.451.3184
Fax: 44(0) 131.449.7459
Website: www.sls.hw.ac.uk/research/international-centre-for-brewing-distilling.htm
Email: G.G.Stewart@hw.ac.uk

Institute of Brewing & Distilling

33 Clarges Street
London, U.K.
W1J 7EE
Phone: +44 (0) 20.7499.8144
Fax: +44 (0) 20.7499.1156
Website: www.ibd.org.uk
Email: gavin.hock@ibd.org.uk

Niagara College: Brewmaster & Brewery Operations

Niagara College
135 Taylor Road, S.S. #4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
Phone: 905-641-2252 ext. 4403
Fax:  905-988-4317
Website: www.niagaracollege.ca
Email ksomerville@niagaracollege.ca

The Scandinavian School of Brewing

Gl. Carlsberg vej 16, 1799 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: +011 45 33 27 24 00
Website: www.brewingschool.dk 
Email: agk@brewingschool.dk

VLB Berlin

Seestrasse 13
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (30) 45.080.0
Fax: +49 (30) 453.60.69
Website: www.vlb-berlin.org

Weihenstephan

Weihenstephan 1
Freising, Germany
Tel: +49.8161.536.0
Fax: +49.8161.536.200
Website: www.wzw.tum.de/index
Email: allgemein@brauerei-weihenstephan.de


Beer Consumer/Server Education

MBAA Beer Steward Certificate Program

3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121-2097
Phone: 651.454.7250
Fax: 651.454.0766
Website: mbaa.com/beersteward
Email: mbaa@mbaa.com

Cicerone Certification Program

4659 N. Ravenswood Ave, #105
Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.1300
Website: www.cicerone.org
Email: ray@cicerone.org

CraftBeer.com Beer 101 Course

Website: www.craftbeer.com/beer-studies/beer101-course
Email: julia@brewersassociation.org


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