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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 brewing education courses 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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Instructor Spotlight

"You really don’t need to know all of the science to work in a brewery or to make beer when everything is going as planned. The education comes in when things don’t. Understanding the science of what is going on allows you to think through the problem and identify possible corrective measures that are based on knowledge, not folklore."

Joe Williams, program instructor and the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Endowed Brewer at UC Davis

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