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Master Brewer

The Master Brewer Examination is the highest professional qualification offered by the IBD.

Typical candidates are team leaders or operational/technical managers in breweries. Successful candidates are considered to be sufficiently technically competent to take up senior production management positions in the industry.

Possession of the Diploma in Brewing is a pre-requisite for sitting the Master Brewer Examination. Applicants must have therefore passed the Diploma or gained Exemption from the Diploma.

These courses are set to assist in preparation for the highest professional qualifications awarded by the IBD. The Master Brewer Courses consist of five modules, covering technical management responsibility, experience and study, all as relevant as possible to international brewing practices.

- Master Brewer Module 1: Materials & Wort
- Master Brewer Module 2: Fermentation & Beer Processing
- Master Brewer Module 3: Packaging & Beer Dispense
- Master Brewer Module 4: Central Functions
- Master Brewer Module 5: Case Study (No course is provided as this is a dissertation)

UK Residential Courses

These courses are presented as a series of lectures and industry visits, held in the first quarter of each year, and are usually 3-4 days courses one week courses per module. During the course you will have lectures from specialist IBD accredited trainers, attend technical visits, work in groups and work over previous exam questions. Great opportunity to network with counterparts from all over the UK and the rest of the world. Please note we highly recommend sitting one module per year.

  • - Master Brewer Module 1: Materials & Wort

    Dates Venue Fees  Deadline
    26 -28 Feb 19 Muntons Maltings, Stowmarket, UK £795* 7 Jan 19




    *Note: Fees may be subject to VAT.

  • - Master Brewer Module 2: Fermentation & Beer Processing 

    Dates Venue Fees  Deadline
    5 - 7 Feb 19 Venue to be confirmed (London) £795* 7 Jan 19




    *Note: Fees may be subject to VAT.

  • - Master Brewer Module 3: Packaging & Beer Dispense

    Dates Venue Fees  Deadline
    12-15 Feb 19 IBD, 44A Curlew Street, London, SE1 2ND £1060 7 Jan 19




    *Note: Fees may be subject to VAT.
  • - Master Brewer Module 4: Central Functions

    Dates Venue Fees  Deadline
    19-22 Feb 19 IBD, 44A Curlew Street, London, SE1 2ND £1060 7 Jan 19




    *Note: Fees may be subject to VAT.

Prior to applying

We recommend that you read the Syllabus and visit the examination page for this level.

Please note we highly recommend sitting one module per year.