The IUPUI Essentials of Brewery Operations Certificate offers participants an exciting, hands-on way to experience and understand beer and brewing operations. The 7-class series prepares beer enthusiasts, brewers, brewery owners, entrepreneurs, and more, for employment and business opportunities in the rapidly growing craft brewing industry. This certificate series is offered by the Professional Development and Continuing Education unit of the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement.
The course will benefit people who want to work in the industry, people who already work in the industry and want to increase their knowledge, brewery owners who want to learn more about production and operations, and anyone that wants to learn more about craft brewing.
Topics include World, US and Craft Beer Styles, Off-Flavors, Beer Evaluation, Ingredients, Brewing Equipment, Processes and Operations, Packaging, Quality Control, Safety, Tap House Operations, and more. Participants receive an IUPUI Certificate and should be prepared to take the BJCP Tasting Exam and/or the Certified Cicerone Exam upon completion.
The 7 Full Day in-person classes will take place on Wednesdays (Jan 18th, Feb 1st, Feb 15th, Mar 1st, Mar 15th, Mar 29th, and Apr 12th) 2023 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor Ron Smith is a Master BJCP Judge (Beer Judge Certification Program), a Certified Cicerone®, a Beer & Brewing Educator, a Craft Brewery Consultant, and a European Beer Trip Guide. Ron has been homebrewing, judging beer, and supporting the craft beer movement for over 25 years and has taught this course since its inception in 2017.
“The Essentials of Brewery Operations course is a great way to jumpstart interest in learning to brew beer and is a great way to learn about the brewing industry!” – Michael Byrer (2022 Essentials of Brewery Operations student).