Introduction to Home Brewing

Taught by expert Graduate Brewing Faculty at Auburn University, this course will cover material excerpted from the Graduate Certificate Brewing Science & Operations program for professional brewers. Gain a detailed overview of the history, styles, brewing processes, evaluation practices, and food pairings for beer, and learn about craft and mass produced beers the world over. Discover the most important aspects of brewing and beer appreciation and start brewing your own fine beers with confidence. Included are hands-on sessions in the brewing science lab and the opportunity to be guided through a brewing session to make a batch of your choosing.

Disclaimer: You must be 21 to sign-up for this course and must provide a copy of a state-issued I.D. on file with the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, to participate in the course.

This course will meet for a total of 5 times from Wednesday, February 15th until Wednesday, March 29th.

  • Wednesday, February 15th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
    • Brewing 101: An introduction to the world of beer, its history and beer styles
      • Instructor: Martin O’Neill and Julie Howe
      • Location: 120 Poultry Science

  • Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
    • From Grains to Glass: An examination of the Brewing Process
      • Instructors: Curt Bird and Bruce Smith
      • Location: 120 Poultry Science

  • Saturday, March 11th, 10:00 AM
    • Home Brew Showcase
      • Instructors: Martin O'Neill, Curt Bird, Bruce Smith and Julie Howe
      • Location: Poultry Science Building

  • Wednesday, March 22nd, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
    • Sensory Evaluation of Beer and Beer Faults
      • Instructors: Martin O'Neill, Curt Bird, Bruce Smith and Julie Howe
      • Location: 120 Poultry Science

  • Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
    • Final Group Brewing Project
      • Instructors: Martin O'Neill, Curt Bird, Bruce Smith and Julie Howe
      • Location: 120 Poultry Science

The Poultry Science Building is located on the Auburn University campus. Please use the following link to locate the building: https://cws.auburn.edu/map

The physical address of the building is 260 Lem Morrison Drive, Auburn, Al 36849

There will be an early bird rate of $249.00 for the class, the price increases to $279.00 on February 1st. Space is limited to the first 36 participants.

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Last Updated: January 18, 2017