Posted March 5, 2018

Niagara College opens week-long Brew Academy program

Niagara-on-the-Lake – Niagara College has launched a new, multi-module program – Brew Academy – part of the college’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute.

Made up of five modules, the full course runs four times a year over one week – or modules can be taken individually, in any order.

Module 1: Day in the Brewery
Brewery operations
Process of brewing
How to choose yeast and hop varieties

Module 2: Brew Production
Yeasts and yeast types
Fermentation process
Filtration and finishing

Module 3: Discover Brew Ingredients
Basic tastes of sour, sweet, salty and bitter
Overall taste, aroma, mouthfeel, and appearance

Module 4: Brew Packaging
Intro to bottles, cans and kegs
Packing options and considerations
Packing line layouts / equipment involved
Quality concerns and cleaning
Start up and shut down procedures
Considerations on maintenance and shelf life

Module 5: Brewery Trends, Operations & Health and Safety
Leading industry trends
Intro to total quality management
Food safety programs
SGS Canada BRC (brewing perspective)
Green brewing initiatives

Pricing is set at $195 + tax per course.

For more information, visit Niagara College’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute.

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