Take Your Craft to the Next Level

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Serious Programs for Serious Brewers


Whether you want to become a better brewer or pursue a career in the brewing industry, we can help you get there. As the premier source of university-level training in brewing science and brewery engineering, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education offers a number of options for current and aspiring professional brewers, including year-round courses and a certificate program:

  • Master Brewers Certificate Program – A unique 15-week program that provides an in-depth understanding of brewing science and brewery engineering
  • Brewing Short Courses – Comprehensive courses in brewing science and the business of craft beer designed for novice and experienced brewers and brewing industry professionals
  • Online Beer Quality Series – Self-paced, online courses from world-renowned brewing expert, Charlie Bamforth, covering a variety of topics on how to make great beer

Want to see more from our programs? Watch a sample lesson from our online courses.

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Student Review

"I chose the Master Brewers Program because of its connection to an academic university and the reputation of the faculty as internationally renowned brewing scientists. I owe where I am to this program. It really helped get me on a career path, not just a job, a lifelong brewing career."

Kevin Wright, founder and brewmaster, Third Space Brewing, Milwaukee, Wis.

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Understand the Business of Craft Beer

With more than 7,200 breweries in the United States, the craft beer industry has become increasingly competitive. To operate a brewery you need to know more than how to make great beer. Knowledge of finance, taxation and compliance are crucial to running a successful brewery. Gain focused practical instruction and training that you can readily apply to your operation on key topics beyond brewing science. New courses begin soon!

World-class Education
Not only do our students gain unparalleled expertise in brewing science, technology and engineering, they also go on to become leaders in the brewing industry

Expert Instruction
Learn from world-renowned brewing instructors who have a wealth of knowledge and the industry experience to back it up

Exceptional Networking Opportunities
Join an extensive network of alumni who have achieved great success in the brewing industry and make connections that can support you throughout your career