The WBA learning structure is composed of a series of modules. Depending on the number of modules each student successfully completes, students will be awarded a different certificate.
If students decide to take only the first 3 modules, with a duration of 6 weeks in total, they would be awarded the Advanced Brewing Theory program certificate upon successful completion of the examinations.
If students successfully complete the first 6 modules, they would be awarded the International Diploma in Brewing Technology program certificate after successfully passing all required exams. This 12-week program takes advantage of both the Siebel Institute campus in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich.
For a complete and outstanding educational brewing experience, students can follow the renowned WBA Master Brewer program, which lasts a total of 20 weeks. This program maximizes the advantages of the WBA dual-campus characteristics, giving students a once in a lifetime experience and the possibility to enjoy two amazing brewing cultures.
Brewing industry executives and those considering entrance into the brewing industry need to understand the ins-and-outs of professional brewery operations in order to make effective financial and managerial decisions. The World Brewing Academy (WBA) designed a web-based course to allow students to learn the basics of brewery dynamics without the need to travel.
The Executive Overview of the Brewing Process course allows executives, administrative staff, brewing-industry decision makers, and those just interested in knowing more about commercial brewing process from around the globe to participate in professional-level English language training over the Internet.
The participants of this 5-day course – created and presented by Gerrit Blümelhuber of Doemens Academy – will learn the history as well as the processes of producing cider, with an in-depth look into raw materials and the treatment of, fermentation techniques, and the packaging of the end product.
The Concise Course in Brewing Technology will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the brewing process, the dynamics of brewery operations, and issues affecting the industry. Within the time span of this course, students will gain a level of industry knowledge that will benefit them in any area of responsibility in the brewery, covering every topic critical to successful brewery operations, no matter of what size.
A complete understanding of the technical theory and issues faced in professional brewing, whether craft or industrial.
The course materials of the Advanced Brewing Theory Program (ABT) address critical topics in brewing technology, giving students the knowledge they need to improve their products, processes, and profits.
The Advanced Brewing Theory Program consists of three modules. Students may take any of these modules as a separate unit, electing to complete the program at a later date. Throughout the duration of this intensive program, students are taught by the instructional staff of the World Brewing Academy, drawing on the talents of some of the most knowledgeable scientists, technologists, and brewmasters in the world.
The twin-campus International Diploma in Brewing Technology program will help prepare graduates to advance their careers and gain a thorough understanding of both the theory and practical application of the theory thru hands-on brewing.
This 12-week program is comprised of segments, divided into one-to-three-week modules, with each module specializing in a particular area of brewing technology. The content will address issues in brewing from an international perspective, providing a depth of experience that is unavailable through any other institution.
The International Diploma in Brewing Technology program begins with 7-weeks of brewing theory and business issues conducted at the Siebel Institute campus in Chicago, U.S.A. Students build a sound understanding of the theory, sciences and technologies that are used at breweries of all sizes. After the Chicago modules are completed, students then travel to Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, where they apply their learned knowledge gained from their first 7-weeks of study utilizing the lab and pilot brewing system at Doemens. There, students will perform practical operations in brewing, maturation, packaging, and laboratory environments, as well as receiving extensive hands-on instruction in brewing microbiology.
Finally, students participate in a European Study Tour to breweries and brewing-industry suppliers, learning how the information they have gained in the program is utilized in real-world brewing environments. Over the 12-weeks of the WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology program, students will gain a truly international perspective on brewing techniques and technologies.
Students taking the full, continuous program receive roundtrip airfare (Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, U.S.A., to Munich Franz Joseph Strauss International Airport and back to Chicago) within the cost of tuition. Room and board is the responsibility of the students in both Chicago and Munich.
The twin-campus Master Brewer program will prepare graduates to advance their careers through not only in-depth theory but the practical application of this theory.
The advanced and extensive theory and practical application modules of this program will provide graduates with the knowledge and experience required to understand every critical area of commercial brewing. During this 20-week program split between Chicago and Munich, the Master Brewer Program will teach the future brewmasters and brewing professionals of tomorrow how to address brewing issues with an international perspective, providing them with the deep theory and practical experience currently not offered by any other school.
The Master Brewer Program starts with 7-weeks of brewing theory and business training conducted at our Siebel Institute campus in Chicago. Students build a sound understanding of the sciences and technologies that are used throughout breweries of all sizes. After the Chicago modules are completed, students then travel to Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, where over the 3-week course duration they apply the knowledge gained from their first 7-weeks of study in the practical brewing environment at Doemens. There, students will perform practical operations in brewing, maturation, packaging, and laboratory environments, as well as receiving extensive hands-on instruction in brewing microbiology. After the completion of the 3-week segment at Doemens Academy, students participate in the European Study Tour to visit breweries and brewing-industry suppliers, and learning how the information they have gained is utilized in real-world brewing environments.
Over the first 12-weeks of the Master Brewer Program, students will gain a truly international perspective on brewing techniques and technologies. Finally, to complete the Master Brewer Program, students return to Doemens Academy for an additional 8-weeks of advanced-level practice dealing in areas critical to brewery operations of all sizes, all while under the instruction and supervision of some of the best educators in the brewing industry. The class will be divided into small groups for assuring optimal practical sessions in Brewhouse work (50 lt., 200 lt., and 5 hl. systems), fermentation, propagation, maturation and storage, filtration, bottling line (glass and PET), keg filling line, soft drink production, and chemical and microbiological laboratory work. Students will also gain insight and knowledge from the time spent in the breweries and beer-centric environments in and around Munich, one of the great brewing capitals of the world.