Craft Brewing Online
Craft Brewing Online

A VLB Virtual Campus Course

Course outline
A ten-day full-time training course providing up-to-date knowledge in the field of pub and micro brewing. Due to the global Corona pandemic, the course 2021 will be conducted as a 100 % web-based online training.

“Craft Brewing Online” covers the basics of beer brewing in the small-scale. The three lecture sessions per day incl. Q&A (question & answers) sessions will approach a broad range of relevant brewing topics. In order to provide an interactive learning experience, all lessons will be presented live by senior brewing professionals from VLB Berlin and friends.
The course addresses persons who have a professional interest in craft brewing. We strongly recommend some basic experience in brewing, e.g. as home brewer.

The course language is English. You can expect an intensive training with maximum benefit.

Course fee:
2400 € plus VAT. A non-refundable deposit of 500 € is due at the time of acceptance to the programme. The total balance is due one week before the beginning of the course. The fee may be paid by bank transfer, credit card or check.

Topics covered:

Establishing a pub brewery:

  • Plant equipment
  • Business plan & economic aspects

Brewing technology:

  • Brewhouse work / wort treatment
  • Fermentation & maturation
  • Basics of beer filtration
  • Basics of filling
  • Application of special malts
  • Special beers - types & production
  • Production of alcohol-free beers


  • Water treatment / analysis
  • Energy in the brewery
  • Cleaning and disinfection aspects

Raw materials & quality aspects:

  • Malt - quality aspects
  • Hops & hop products
  • Yeast management in micro breweries  
  • Different aspects of stability
  • Quality control for pub brewers
  • Basics of tasting - main off-flavours
  • Dispensing

Schedule subject to minor changes

Regulations for VLB webinars
Each participant undertakes not to pass on our provided teaching materials to third parties and not to copy or record lecture content.

Next course
13 to 24 September 2021 - Register Now