Craft Brewing in Practice
19.09.2022 - 30.09.2022

VLB Berlin, Seestr. 13
13353 Berlin


About the Course

Next course: 19  to 30  September 2022

A ten-day full-time training course providing up-to-date knowledge in the field of pub and micro brewing. “Craft Brewing in Practice” covers the basics of beer brewing in the small-scale. 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.

++ The course is planned as an on-site class at the VLB Berlin. It will take place under the Covid-requirements valid at that time. Depending on the current regulations, participation is only permitted for persons who have been proven to be fully vaccinated or have recovered (2G or 2G+). If the course cannot be held as a face-to-face event due to the pandemic, it will be held as an online seminar. ++

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 or credit card.

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 beer and flavour stability
  • Quality control for pub brewers
  • Basics of tasting - main off-flavours
  • Dispensing

Schedule subject to minor changes.