Introduction to Practical Brewing

Designed for advanced homebrewers and early career professional brewers, this in-depth course uses the amazing resources of the 1.5 barrel pilot brewery in the state-of-the-art brewing facility on the UC Davis campus. This class combines clear and detailed lectures with practical, hands-on brewing and laboratory tests. Go all the way from raw material selection to the quality and stability of the finished beer. A class ale will be brewed, and analyses on barley, malt, hops, yeast, wort and beer will be explored.

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Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

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Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

392 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA, 95616

Section Notes

Please refer to the campus map to locate the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food. Bring a credit card (Visa/MC) to purchase a parking permit ($10) each day. The parking permit kiosk DOES NOT accept cash. Park in lots VP1, VP2 or the South Entry Parking Structure. Please plan to bring a brown bag lunch each day. 

We are monitoring local and regional conditions, and will communicate any learner requirements for vaccination or testing as we have more information. Please check our website, social media announcements and email regularly for the latest updates.

Enrollment Policies

Refund requests will be approved, less a $100 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.