Posted September 20, 2018

Niagara College’s Brew Academy program coming to Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County – Niagara College is expanding their week-long Brew Academy program this Fall 2018 to Prince Edward County, hosted by 555 Brewing Co. in Picton.

The five-module course, part of the college’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute, runs Otcober 29 to November 2 covering the following topics:

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 module.

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