Brewing Basics: Going Beyond the Kit
Master the basics of brewing all malt beer from UC Davis’ longtime home brewers. 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.
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.
Choose from two sections:
Intensive Brewing Science for Practical Brewing
Receive an intensive introduction to the sciences of brewing, drawing a direct connection between brewing science and brewing practice in this popular short course. Build your understanding of the technological and biochemical aspects of the brewing process, including raw materials, malting, brewing, fermentation and finishing.
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.
Want an insider's look at our Master Brewers Program? Follow recent graduate Justin Burnsed as he blogs about his experiences both during and after the program for Brew Your Own magazine.
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.
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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.