Beer Quality: Quality Systems


Ultimately, the difference between success and failure as a brewer is whether you consistently deliver a quality beer. Designed for brewers of all skill levels, this online course is part of a comprehensive series where brewing legend Charlie Bamforth guides you through the key markers of beer quality: flavor, foam, color/clarity, freshness and quality systems.

Thought-provoking online lectures will allow you to explore at your own pace how to define quality in beer and brewing. This course will teach you about the documentation of raw materials and processes, how and what should be measured and how to establish a quality program, whether you are brewing on an international scale or in a bucket. By the end of this course, you will be able to consistently brew a high-quality product that delights the drinker every time.

Students who successfully complete this course will earn a digital badge, demonstrating their proficiency and advanced education in the subject area. The skill-level digital badge represents a mastery of how to define and measure quality in beer and how to establish a quality system.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the meaning of beer quality
  • Apply skills to ensure the highest quality of beer
  • Document raw materials and processes throughout the brewing process
  • Establish a quality brewing program at any scale

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Brewing processes
  • Brewing measurements
  • Material and process documentation
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

Enroll now through January 22, 2023. Access to your course will be available on the course start date.

Enrollment Policies

Refunds for this course must be requested within two weeks after the start date. The refund processing fee is $30. View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.

Section Course Materials

QUALITY SYSTEMS: Practical Guides for Beer Quality

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