​Brewery Packaging Technology Course

Download Packaging Course Schedule

April 26 - May 7, 2015
University of Wisconsin Pyle Center
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.



You may submit the registration form to be put on the wait listPkgRegForm.pdfthe Registration Form

Please mail or fax printed forms to:
Sue Casey, MBAA Education Registrar
3340 Pilot Knob Road,
St. Paul, MN 55121, U.S.A.
Fax: +1.651.454.0766

Tuition Includes Practically Everything!

  • Accommodations at the UW Lowell Center
  • Two meals per day during instruction times
  • Copy of the new Beer Packaging, Second Edition book
  • Educational materials
  • Opening banquet
  • Closing banquet
  • Brewery Tours

Course Overview

Strengthen your technical knowledge of brewery packaging operations. This two-week course will take you through all phases of the brewery packaging process. More than 30 topics are covered in-depth!
This course is perfect for professionals working in or supporting the brewing industry who are interested in increasing their overall effectiveness on the job. Those new to the industry will also gain a quicker start to success with the information and background provided in this comprehensive course.

Preliminary Course Schedule

Courses will be located in Pyle Center, Room 235
View the Course Schedule

Course Tuition

​Member ​$4040
​Nonmember ​$4140
​Course + Membership

Course Scholarship - Deadline February 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 February 1.

More Questions?


Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Student Information page.


Obtain Your IBD General Certificate in Packaging

MBAA Brewery Packaging Technology Course participants may apply to take the IBD examination for their General Certificate in Packaging (GCP). The 2-hour examination, comprised of 60 multiple choice questions, will take place in Madison, WI, on May 8, 2015. WE WILL OFFER TWO SESSIONS: CHOOSE EITHER 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. OR 12 NOON to 2 p.m. Those wanting to sit the exam are required to submit a separate application and entry fee. Applicants will be provided with a syllabus and revision notes to be reviewed prior to the examination. If you are interested in taking the examination, please complete and submit an application form directly to IBD.
The IBD GCP is a globally recognized, entry-level qualification that gives international recognition of a basic, under-pinning knowledge and understanding in the principles of packaging operations. This certification can be an end in itself or the start of professional development leading to the IBD Diploma in Brewing qualification.
MBAA only proctors the exam. If you have questions about the IBD exam or the application, please contact IBD directly at exams@ibd.org.uk or training@ibd.org.uk.

Cancellation Policy

Only the first 55 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 closing banquets, and accommodations at the Lowell Center. Cancellations received at MBAA on or before March 20, 2015, will be issued a credit equal to the registration fee less $100 processing fee will, which will be good for two years toward any MBAA continuing education program. Notices of cancellation after March 20, 2015, 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 March 20, 2015. 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



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