Course Aim

To develop all the essential knowledge required to become a Professional Artisan Brewer.


Course Overview

The course incorporates;

  • Beer Flavor, Raw Materials, Brewing Process, Engineering & Brewing Equipment, Services, Quality & Compliance
  • Packaging including Home Brewing, Nano Brewing, Micro Brewing, Draught Dispense
  • Problem Solving

For more detail, see detailed course content section below.



Candidates are assessed as follows;

On-line Multi-choice tests (4) ie. One Assessment for each stream. 30mins allocated for each MCQ.

An honors mark of >60% is required on each MCQ and candidates have 5 attempts to achieve this mark – questions are taken from a bank of questions and are randomized so candidates get a different test each time.

If a candidate does not achieve the required mark in one or more of the tests within the allocated number of attempts, they need to re-register for the full course again.


Course Duration

Self directed learning with approx 100 learning hours

Candidates have 6 months to complete the programme.


Bronze Brewer Digital Credential – Developing Brewer

Course Fee

Cost €280


You can enter onto this course with no brewing experience.

Basic science knowledge is an advantage but not essential.

Detailed Course Content

The programme content consists of the following;

A. On-line lesson packs cover the core part of the programme (See below).

B. Short video clips and animations are used for illustration in appropriate areas.

C. Supporting reading materials are available in the form of pdf documents and ebooks.

For information on the lessons within each module, go to the curriculum tab above and then click on the various modules.


To take the course

  • Take 1 min to Register 
  • You will be sent an email with a link – click on the link to activate your account
  • Select the course & click the Take this course button.

Course Curriculum

Module 1 Beer Overview and Styles
Unit 01 Beer Category Introduction 00:00:00
Unit 02 Beer History 00:00:00
Unit 03 Beer Ingredients (Part 1 Water & Malt) 00:00:00
Unit 04 Beer Ingredients (Part 2 Hops & Yeast) 00:00:00
Unit 05 Brewing Materials (Part 3 Summary) 00:00:00
Unit 06 The Brewing Process 00:00:00
Unit 07 Beer Tasting & Quality 00:00:00
Unit 08 Knowing the Beer Flavours 00:00:00
Unit 9A Beer Styles Context 00:00:00
Unit 9B Beer Styles ALES 00:00:00
Unit 9C Beer Styles LAGERS and OTHER BEERS 00:00:00
Unit 10 Global Beer Challenge 00:00:00
Unit 11 Overview of Packaging 00:00:00
Unit 12 Overview of Draught Beer Dispense 00:00:00
Unit 13 Beer and Food 00:00:00
Unit 14 Beer and Health 00:00:00
Unit 15 Overview of Home Brewing 00:00:00
Module 1 Articles 00:00:00
Module 2 Raw Materials
Lesson 1R Barley and Malting Process 00:00:00
Lesson 2R Malt Adjuncts and Flavour 00:00:00
Lesson 3R Brewery Water 00:00:00
Lesson 4R Hops 00:00:00
Lesson 5R Yeast 00:00:00
Lesson 6R Raw Materials Home and Craft Brewing 00:00:00
Module 2 Articles 00:00:00
Module 3 Grain Handling & Brewhouse
Lesson 1G Grain Transport Equipment 00:00:00
Lesson 2G Milling and Mashing 00:00:00
Lesson 3G Mash Vessel 00:00:00
Lesson 4G Lauter Tun 00:00:00
Lesson 5G Kettle 00:00:00
Lesson 6G Whirlpool 00:00:00
Lesson 7G Wort Processes 00:00:00
Lesson 9G Brewhouse Videos 00:00:00
Module 3 Articles 00:00:00
Module 4 Downstream Processing
Lesson 1F Fermentation and Maturation 00:00:00
Lesson 2F Part 1 Storage Filtration and BBT 00:00:00
Lesson 2F Part 2 Bottle Conditioned Beer 00:00:00
Lesson 3F Filter Systems Overview 00:00:00
Lesson 4F Centrifugation Systems Overview 00:00:00
Lesson 5F Cider Process 00:00:00
Lesson 6F Gasses in Beer 00:00:00
Lesson 7F Home Brewing Processes 00:00:00
Lesson 8F Brewery Lab Analysis 00:00:00
Lesson 9F Micro Brewing FV to BBT Videos 00:00:00
Lesson 10F Craft Beer and Wine 00:00:00
Module 5 Packaging
Lesson 1P Brewing and Packaging Overview 00:00:00
Lesson 2P Bottling Plant Overview 00:00:00
Lesson 3P Canning Overview 00:00:00
Lesson 4P Kegging Overview 00:00:00
Lesson 5P Cask Conditioned Beer 00:00:00
Lesson 6P Nano Brewing 00:00:00
Lesson 7P Packaging and Labelling – General 00:00:00
Lesson 8P Supply Planning and Scheduling 00:00:00
Lesson 9P Kegs and Package Material 00:00:00
Lesson 10P Can and Can Packaging Materials 00:00:00
Lesson 11P Non Returnable Bottles and Packaging Materials 00:00:00
Lesson 12P The Canning Line 00:00:00
Lesson 13P Non Return Bottle Line 00:00:00
Lesson 14P Return Bottle Line 00:00:00
Lesson 15P Keg Line Operations 00:00:00
Module 6 Draught Dispense
Lesson 1D Draught Beer Dispense General 00:00:00
Lesson 2D The Gas System for Beer Dispense 00:00:00
Lesson 3D Beer Line Cleaning 00:00:00
Lesson 4D Glass Washing at Outlet 00:00:00
Lesson 5D BGB CGB DGB 00:00:00
Lesson 6D Beer Head Formation and Retention 00:00:00
Lesson 7D Cellar Safety Pack 00:00:00
Module 7 Compliance
Lesson 1C Health Safety and Environment 00:00:00
Lesson 2C Outlet Cellar Safety 00:00:00
Lesson 3C Micro Food Safety Allergens 00:00:00
Lesson 4C Cleaning Sterilizing and CIP 00:00:00
Lesson 5C Sustainability 00:00:00
Lesson 6C Fermentation Block CIP Animation 00:00:00
Module 8 Engineering & Maintenance
Lesson 1M Pumps 00:00:00
Lesson 2M Valves 00:00:00
Lesson 3M Heat Exchangers and Pasteurization 00:00:00
Lesson 4M Various Mechanical Components 00:00:00
Lesson 5M Plant Maintenance 00:00:00
Lesson 6M Energy Optimization 00:00:00
Module 9 Troubleshooting
Lesson 1T Root Cause Problem Solving 00:00:00
Lesson 2T Brewery Micro 00:00:00
Lesson 3T Beer Haze 00:00:00
Lesson 4T Beer Foam and other outlet problems 00:00:00
Lesson 5T Gushing 00:00:00
Associateship MCQ 1 00:30:00
Associateship MCQ 2 00:30:00
Associateship MCQ 3 00:30:00
Associateship MCQ 4 00:30:00
Module 10 Supplementary
Book 1 Beer Styles Descriptions 00:00:00
Book 2 Brewing Science and Practice Briggs 00:00:00
Book 3 Water in Brewing 00:00:00
Book 4 Brew like a Monk 00:00:00
Book 5 Craft and Home Brewing Palmer 00:00:00
Book 6 Draught Manual American Beer Association 00:00:00

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