Essentials in Brewing Course

Quench your thirst for beer knowledge. Discover the principles of beer and brewing with this highly interactive and self-assessed online course.

Just £99


Essentials in Brewing provides an insightful overview of the brewing process in an engaging and interactive way, from the history of brewing and raw materials through fermentation and maturation to the basics of packaging. 

This course will benefit those working in supporting roles (e.g. sales/marketing) at a brewery, a bar or restaurant or anyone who has a passion for beer.

Essentials in Brewing features videos and animations of the brewing process and interviews with brewing industry professionals. Your learning is assessed as you go through the course and, when finished, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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Key Features

  • Learn at your own pace when and where it is most convenient for you
  • Have access to the course material for 90 days from the date of registration
  • Learn with a rich blend of engaging text and illustrations along with interactive games, videos and animations
  • Download unit summaries
  • Self-assess your learning at the end of each unit 
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from the most recognised brewing learning provider in the world

After Completing These Six Units You Will Understand:

  • What beer is and how it is made
  • The families of beer styles
  • The milestones in the history of beer and brewing
  • The cereals used to make beer
  • How malt is made
  • The importance of water
  • What hops are and why they are used
  • The role of yeast in brewing
  • How we extract sugar from malt
  • How and when hops are added to beer
  • What wort is and why we boil it
  • The importance of looking after yeast
  • The different types of fermentation vessel
  • The changes that beer undergoes in fermentation
  • The flavours produced in fermentation
  • Why we mature and clarify beer
  • Why some beers are not filtered
  • The characteristics of a finished beer
  • What consumers expect from beer
  • The main beer flavours
  • How beer can go stale
  • The effect of beer on our health

Who is This Course for?

  • Professionals working in a brewery in a support department: Commercial, Sales & Marketing, HR, Finance...
  • Hospitality professionals working in a bar, pub or restaurant
  • Beer lovers with no experience in the industry

What Financial Support Can I Get?

The IBD and the Drink Trust are partnered together to provide financial support to those candidates based in the UK who would need economic assistance to take this course. 

Why choose the IBD?

The IBD provides the most widely recognised professional beverage qualifications in the world. The IBD has existed since 1886 and has built up a reputation for trust in the industry due to the quality of its learning material, support for learners and rigor of its exams. 

Since we began professional qualifications in the 1950s, we have qualified over 100,000 brewers and distillers across the globe.