Brewing and Fermentation Science

The Brewing and Fermentation Science short course is a 3-day program in which hobbyists, professional brewers, and other participants will have the opportunity to learn and experience the fundamentals in brewing science, brewing technology, safety, and sensory analysis. Participants will gain valuable industry insight from the professionals at Manhattan Brewing Company, as well as instruction from faculty at Kansas State University and other industry professionals on the brewing process and the science behind it.

The short course will be held at Manhattan Brewing Company's Taproom and Brewery in Manhattan, Kansas, where participants can get a hands-on experience and apply what they learn. The curriculum includes all facets of the brewing process including raw ingredients, brewing technology and techniques, fermentation, safety, packaging, and tasting of the finished product. This short course covers basics in brewing, cellaring, packaging, raw ingredients, safety practices, beer styles, and sensory analysis. Must be 21+ to enroll. K-State students can enroll in the course, GRSC 790: Brewing and Fermentation Science, for 1 credit hour in the August Intersession.

You can expect to learn about:

  • Malt, Hops, Yeast and Water
  • Mashing, Vorlaufing, Lautering, Boiling, Whirlpool, Knockout
  • Fermentation
  • Packaging
  • Safety
  • Tasting Technique
  • Beer Styles
  • Common Off-flavors

This short course will:

  • Introduce participants to the brewing process
  • Demonstrate how scientific concepts presented by Kansas State University faculty apply to brewing practices
  • Offer an opportunity to be instructed by industry professionals at Manhattan Brewing Company
  • Introduce sensory analysis techniques

By the end of this short course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common brewing equipment
  • Explain common brewing techniques
  • Differentiate between Lagers and Ales
  • Identify and describe a limited selection of beer styles
  • Conduct simple tasting analysis of select beer styles

Dates: August 12–14, 2024 (registration open)
January 10–12, 2025

Cost: $1,000

Note: The class size is limited to 15 participants.

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IGP Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. If a course is canceled, participants will be refunded 100% of their tuition. If a course is rescheduled, participants will have the opportunity to have 100% of their registration fees applied to the rescheduled course or receive a full refund.

Participants who wish to cancel or transfer their registration to another employee can do so for a $100 processing fee as long as notice is received at least fifteen days prior to the course start date. Refund requests made fourteen days or less before a course start date will be not be refunded.