Training & Education

Since its foundation in 1883 the VLB has also been a brewing school. Today it offers different programmes for education and continuing training in the field of beer brewing and beverage technology - also in English and Russian.

International Brewers' Courses
Programmes for basic education and continuing training on different levels in the field of brewing in English and Russian:

  • Certified Brewmaster Course
    This training course for prospective brewers starts every year in January in Berlin. All lessons are held entirely in English. The course provides the basic knowledge for the technical management of a brewery. The total duration is 6 months including a lot of practical work in our laboratories.
  • Brewing Technology Remastered
    A one-week update on latest developments for professionals from the international brewing and beverage industry. Language: English exclusively
  • Craft Brewing in Practice
    A 10-day training course providing up-to-date knowledge in the field of pub and micro brewing. The course addresses persons who have a professional interest in pub brewing. Language: English exclusively
  • Brewing in a Nutshell
    2-day residential course providing the basics of beer brewing - also available as online course
  • Micro Malting in Practice
    8-day full-time hands-on course providing up-to-date knowledge in the field of malting. The course addresses persons who have a professional interest in craft brewing and malting. Language: English exclusively
  • Russian Brewers Course
    8-week training course for professional brewers in Berlin. All lessons are held entirely in Russian

Study programmes for brewers at university level
In co-operation with the Technische Universität Berlin regular study programmes for brewers are offered.
Although some lectures of the main-study period are held in English, advanced German skills are necessary.

Inhouse training courses
We also offer inhouse training courses customised to individual demands in the field of brewing, malting and beverage technology and related subjects

E-learning
Since our training courses are very practice-oriented we mainly offer residential courses. Our basic course "Brewing in a Nutshell" is availailable also as wbe-based module.

Internships and diploma theses
We always offer the possibility to conduct research theses or internships at our research institutes and departments.