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Brewing Basics: Going Beyond the Kit
Master the basics of brewing all malt beer from UC Davis’ longtime homebrewers. See, smell and taste the raw materials that go into making a fine bottle of beer and gain the confidence to go beyond the extract homebrewing kit stage.

Brewing Microbiology Workshop
Explore the microbial world of brewing. During this intensive two-day class, members of the brewing industry will receive microscope training and practical exercises for identifying beer microorganisms.

Introduction to Practical Brewing

Learn from one of the world's foremost brewing experts in this in-depth course for advanced homebrewers and early career professional brewers, using the amazing resources of the new 1.5 barrel pilot brewery in the state-of-the-art brewing facility on the UC Davis campus:

Master Brewers Program Wins its Fifth JS Ford Award

UC Davis Extension Master Brewers Program graduate Ben Smith is the 2013 winner of the London-based International Institute of Brewing and Distilling's prestigious JS Ford Award for the best overall performance on the Diploma in Brewing Exam. This is the fifth time in six years that a UC Davis Extension student has won the award. Smith also took home the Brewers Engineers Association Engineering Award for the highest score on the Module 3, Packaging and Process Technology exam.


Brewing Videos

Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch endowed professor of malting and brewing sciences and distinguished professor at UC Davis, explains beer-making and reveals how to pick the freshest pint when you're at a pub.

See what takes place in our Brewing Basics course where students master the basics for making quality home brew.

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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014 brewing programs.

The 2015 brewing programs are now full, but we encourage you to submit an application for placement on the waiting list. Applicants who are waitlisted will be offered admission to the program as space becomes available.

If you are interested in sharing housing with other program participants, download the brewing programs roommate form.

Questions? Call (530) 757-8899.


Class of 2012's Next Great Brewer

UC Davis Extension Grad Scores Big in International Brewing Exam