UC Davis Brewing Program maintains a robust outreach program featuring comprehensive brewing courses for beginning and advanced homebrewers on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education website. 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.
The Master Brewers Certificate Program is a unique, 15-week program that provides an in-depth understanding of brewing science and brewery engineering and prepares students to enter the brewing industry with the potential to rise to the highest levels of leadership within it. Major topics covered in brewing science include malting, mashing, brewing, fermentation and finishing, while the brewery engineering subject matter focuses on fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, solid-liquid separation and more. Students explore these two fields through professional-level equivalents of UC Davis degree-program courses and expand their brewing knowledge through assigned reading and writing exercises and visits to breweries in Northern California.