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BRW-010 Beer and Brewing Basics


This course covers the importance of malt, yeast, hops and water and explores the myriad of combinations used to create the wide variety of craft beer brewed around the world. Students will learn the basic processes and ingredients used in the production of beer.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

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BRW-020 Introduction to Brewing Equipment Operation


This course introduces the students to the equipment used in the brewing and packaging of craft beer. Students will receive hands-on operation instruction on the equipment and experience a full brewing cycle during the class. The class may overrun the allotted 3 hours.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be 19+.
  • NIC WSF-019 WHMIS Online NIC WSF-016 Confined Space Awareness Can be taken before or as Co-requisites during the program.

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BRW-030 Recipe Development and Quality Control


This course explores the wide variety of beer styles from around the world. Recipe software and brewery specific quality control issues will also be studied.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

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BRW-040 The Biology and Chemistry of Brewing


This course covers the chemical processes that create beer. The measurement of alcohol content as well as the effect malt, yeast and hops have on the flavour of the beer.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

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BRW-050 Malting Fundamentals


This course is an introduction to the malting process and includes hands-on experience in selecting and cleaning the barley preparing it for the malting process. Students learn steeping, germination and kilning techniques in partnership with a local professional maltster.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

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BRW-060 The Business of Craft Brewing


Starting a craft brewing business is a complicated process with federal and provincial regulations as well as excise tax considerations. This course covers all aspects of building a business plan for your craft brewery.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be 19+. Serving It Right is a mandatory qualification for BC alcohol sales and service.

For more information visit our timetable