Brewing Curriculum

Certificate

Brewing Certificate

The Brewing Certificate of Achievement will teach the science of craft brewing. The program is designed to be taken as paired classes. The first pair is Fundamentals of Brewing and Brewing Analysis where students will learn about the brewing process and discover the impact of different ingredients through the creation of pilot scale beers. The second pair of classes is Brewery Operations and Technology and Applied Brewing Science where students will learn about and work with commercial brewery equipment to create many different styles of beer. This certificate is appropriate for those wanting to hone their home brewing skills or start a new career in the craft brewing business.

Brewing Certificate

The curriculum for the Agribusiness AS-T program is designed to be completed in two years. The Agriculture and Natural Resources department is committed to helping students achieve their degree in a timely manner. Students should follow the recommended course sequence of classes and work with SRJC Counseling to determine an educational plan.

Recommended Course Sequence

 

Classes

The Brewing program offers four Brewing courses. Questions about the Brewing courses or when a course will be offered can be emailed to Chris Wills, Brewing Program Coordinator, cwills@santarosa.edu. To view the current class schedule, visit classes.santarosa.edu.

BREW 100 - Fundamentals of Fermentation Science

Overview of beer brewing including history, malting, brewing, fermentation, finishing, and packaging, with a focus on ingredients and their effect on color, aroma, and flavor.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: Concurrent Enrollment in BREW 112

Limits on Enrollment:Must be age 18 or older.

Transfer Credit: None

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BREW 112 - Analysis of Fermentation

Sensory evaluation, lab analysis, and quality assurance in beer production. Perform small scale brewing to determine the impact of different ingredient recipes on the final product.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: Concurrent Enrollment in BREW 100

Limits on Enrollment:Must be age 18 or older.

Transfer Credit: None

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BREW 120 - Brewery Operations and Technology

Brewery equipment requirements and operation. Brewery design and its impact on operation, sustainability, sanitation, and final product.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: Course Completion of BREW 100 and BREW 112; AND Concurrent Enrollment in BREW 122

Limits on Enrollment: Must be age 18 or older.

Transfer Credit: None

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BREW 122 - Applied Fermentation Science

Operation of pilot scale and commercial brewhouse to produce various beer styles from lager to stout to barley wine. Brewing will be preceded by a short lecture on each beer style.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Prerequisites: Course Completion of BREW 100 and BREW 112; AND Concurrent Enrollment in BREW 120

Limits on Enrollment: Must be age 18 or older.

Transfer Credit: None

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