​Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course

September 7 - 19, 2014
University Place Hotel and Conference Center
Portland, Oregon

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Course Overview

This MBAA Brewing Engineering and Utilities course will teach essential technical plant operations and design information for plant engineers and maintenance technicians but will also be of great value to any brewer wanting to better understand how their plant operates and how to design for expansion and upgrades.

Tuition Includes Practically Everything!

  • Educational materials
  • Accommodations at the class site
  • Two meals per day during instruction times
  • Opening and closing banquets
  • Tours  

Course Director

Karl Ockert, MBAA Technical Director, kockert@mbaa.com 

Tentative Program Schedule

The Brewery Engineering and Utilities short course is scheduled for two weeks, but participants are able to register for one week modules.

WEEK ONE - September 7-13

  • Sunday - Opening Dinner
  • Monday - Engineering Theory
  • Tuesday - Engineering Calculations
  • Wednesday - Plant and Vessel Design      
  • Thursday - Electrical Systems: Motors, Drives, and Controls
  • Friday - Pumps, Valves, and Piping
  • Saturday - Plant Tours: JV Northwest, Goschie Farms, and Indie Hops

WEEK TWO - September 15-19

  • Monday - Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Tuesday - Compressed Air Systems and Equipment
  • Wednesday - Heating: Steam Boilers and Systems
  • Thursday - Cooling: Refrigeration Systems and Equipment
  • Friday - CO2 Recovery Systems and Equipment, Solar Energy Options, Energy Incentive Programs, and Closing Dinner


Full Two-Week Course
MBAA Members: $3,920
Nonmembers: $3,970
Course + Membership: $4,062
Includes accommodations. Check in September 7; check out September 20.  
One-Week Module  
MBAA Members: $2,255
Nonmembers: $2,285
Course + Membership: $2,397
Includes accommodations.
Week one check in September 7; check out September 14.
Week two check in September 14; check out September 20.

Course Scholarship - Deadline June 1

MBAA members may apply for the MBAA Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition. View the Scholarship Provisions and Scholarship Application links to learn more. Applications must be received by June 1.

Accommodations Included!

When you register, MBAA will make reservations for you at:

University Place Hotel and Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, OR 97201


If you need additional room nights, please contact the hotel directly at 1.866.845.4647, and let the reservationist know that you are with the MBAA Engineering Course.

Cancellation Policy

Only applications accompanied by the registration fee, paid in full (US funds only), will be accepted. Course tuition includes educational materials, breakfasts and luncheons on days of instruction, opening and/or closing dinner and accommodations at the University Place Hotel. Cancellations received at MBAA on or before August 1, 2014, will be issued a credit equal to the registration fee less $100 processing fee, which will be good for two years toward any MBAA continuing education program. Notices of cancellation after August 1, 2014, will not be eligible for a refund or credit. MBAA reserves the right to cancel the course if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by August 1, 2014. If MBAA cancels this course, your registration fee will be refunded in full. In the event MBAA cancels this course, MBAA is not liable for nonrefundable airfares or ticket change penalties imposed by the airlines. By registering for this course, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this course.

Questions? Contact:

Master Brewers Association of the Americas
3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121
Telephone: +1.651.454.7250
Fax: +1.651.454.0766

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