Introduction to Practical Brewing

Designed for advanced homebrewers and early career professional brewers, this in-depth course uses the amazing resources of the 1.5 barrel pilot brewery in the state-of-the-art brewing facility on the UC Davis campus. This class combines clear and detailed lectures with practical, hands-on brewing and laboratory tests. Go all the way from raw material selection to the quality and stability of the finished beer. A class ale will be brewed, and analyses on barley, malt, hops, yeast, wort and beer will be explored.

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Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

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Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

392 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA, 95616

Section Notes

Please refer to the campus map to locate the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food. 


Please review the following link for parking information. The campus uses the Park Mobile app for ALL parking. You must have the app on your phone to pay for parking, if you plan to drive.

There will be no morning coffee service. Please bring a bag lunch. A list of nearby delis and convenience food restaurants will be available at check in. You will have 1 hour for lunch.

Campus COVID-19 rules continue to fluctuate. You will be sent periodic emails on current protocols closer to the class start date. Or, you may check the campus website for visitors. Masks may be required regardless of vaccination status.  

For the latest information and updates, check our website –

You will be sent an email approximately 10 days prior to the class with any updates



Enrollment Policies

Refund requests will be approved, less a $100 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.