World Brewing Academy Introduces New Master Brewer Program

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The World Brewing Academy is pleased to introduce our Master Brewer Program. This 20-week English-language program offers in-depth advanced-level training for professional brewers conducted at the campus of Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich. Combining a balanced mix of brewing technical theory and fully-supervised practical activities, the Master Brewer program is the only international brewing program of its kind.

The World Brewing Academy, a Siebel Institute & Doemens Academy partnership, is pleased to announce an exciting new addition to our educational programs. In response to requests from breweries and students, we are adding a new course & program to our line-up that will set the standard for brewing education in the years to come.

The new 8-week Advanced Applied Brewing Techniques Course, when added to our flagship 12-week International Diploma in Brewing Technology program, forms the NEW WBA Master Brewer Program. The Master Brewer program builds on the foundation of understanding gained from the Diploma Program by immersing students in weeks of hands-on brewing, packaging, lab work and other activities common to breweries throughout the globe.

The full 20-week Master Brewer Program starts with intense brewing theory instruction at the Siebel Institute of Technology facility in Chicago. This 6-week program (also called the Associate in Brewing Technology Program) is comprised of three modules:

  • Raw Materials and Wort Production
  • Beer Production and Quality Control
  • Packaging and Process Technology

This brewing theory segment is followed by the 2-day Business of Brewing course and 3-day Technical Case Studies course, giving students valuable analytical & decision-making tools. At the end of these seven weeks in Chicago, students travel to Europe to put their knowledge to work at Doemens Academy in the 3-week Applied Brewing Techniques, giving them hands-on practical experience in brewing, lab work, packaging and other areas of production and quality management. While under the supervision of trained, experienced educators, students put into practice all the brewing theory learned while in the Chicago modules as they produce beer on the commercial-level brewing system at Doemens, testing and assessing the product throughout each phase of production until it is finished and packaged.

Following the Applied Brewing Techniques module, students conclude the Diploma Program with the 2-week European Brewing Study Tour. The European Tour takes students behind-the-scenes of brewing industry manufacturers/suppliers and breweries large & small throughout Europe, giving them valuable insight as to how brewing technologies are utilized in a variety of real-world environments.

After completing the Diploma Program, students on the Master Brewer Program attend the Advanced Applied Brewing Techniques course to complete their studies. Held once yearly in Munich, students in this module gain extensive practical knowledge by working in practically every area of the brewery while under the supervision of the experienced Doemens Academy instructional team. Over the 8-week duration of the course, students participate in activities dealing in every area of malting, brewing, lab work, packaging and more. If you want to build a career in brewing, this is the program for you.

You can get complete information including upcoming dates, tuition fees and registration information on the WBA Master Brewer Program and our complete range of brewing-related courses in the "Courses" section of our web site at


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