This summer, take your craft to the next level with new courses in sensory science and consumer research, brewing chemistry and online courses in beer quality. As one of the world’s most respected providers of brewing programs, UC Davis Extension offers comprehensive brewing education courses for novice and experienced brewers and brewing industry professionals. Onsite classes are held in Davis, Calif.
New and Online! Beer Quality: Foam
Learn from “The Pope of Foam,” Charlie Bamforth, how to ensure excellent foam performance on your beers. Examine the underpinning physics and chemistry, how to measure foam, how the raw materials and process impact head retention and how to prevent over-foaming, otherwise known as gushing.
May 21-Aug. 10. | $385
Intensive Brewing Science for Practical Brewing
Receive an intensive introduction to the sciences of brewing, drawing a direct connection between brewing science and brewing practice in this popular short course. Build your understanding of the technological and biochemical aspects of the brewing process, including raw materials, malting, brewing, fermentation and finishing. Receive a tour of a famous craft brewery and participate in beer tasting with a professional sensory scientist. Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.
June 11-15: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | $1,400
New! Sensory Science for Craft Brewers
Sensory evaluation skills should be an essential part of your brewing operation and are critical for maintaining consistent quality, developing new brews and more. Learn to easily apply fundamental sensory science to your craft brewing operation. Class exercises include demonstrations of sensory evaluations of brews and the chance to discuss your actual research and production issues with professional sensory scientists. Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.
June 23: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.| $450