​Brewery Systems Technology and Maintenance Course​

August 18–30, 2019
University of Wisconsin–​Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.  

Course Overview

This course, formerly the "Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course," will teach the science, technology, engineering, and design of brewery systems, as well as maintenance practices, considerations of brewing and utility processes, and packaging systems. During this course, you will be exposed to individual key components that make up a brewery’s many processing systems and learn to recognize the attributes that can be utilized to optimize, troubleshoot, and maintain them. Acquire a greater understanding of the appropriate maintenance and engineering technology principles that define the groundwork for brewing, utility, and packaging system design and operation, as well as the necessary processes involved.

Read the full course description here.​


Alternately, 2019 Brewery Systems Technology and Maintenance Course Form.pdfa PDF form is available here.


All tuition includes accommodations.

By registering for the Brewery Systems Technology and Maintenance Course, you guarantee that you are 21 years of age or older.

Full Course Week One Only ​Week Two Only
Member  ​$4,345 ​$2,375 ​$2,375
$4,745​ ​$2,575 ​$2,575
Course Plus Membership 
​$4,493 ​$2,523 ​$2,523

Tuition Includes:

  • Educational materials
  • Accommodations at the Lowell Center Hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch on days of instruction
  • Opening banquet
  • Closing banquet
  • Tour(s)

Course Scholarships

Master Brewers Course Scholarships are available. View eligibility requirements and apply online. Deadline to apply June 15, 2019.

Preliminary Course Topics

The full Brewery Systems Technology & Maintenance Course is scheduled for two weeks, but registering for single-week modules is optional (choose between Week One or Week Two).\. Breakfast and lunch will be included on days of instruction.

Week One

Sunday: Student Check-In and Reception

Monday: Kickoff, Sanitary Equipment and Piping Fundamentals​

Tuesday: Process Operations and Considerations

Wednesday: Brewery System Optimizations Techniques

Thursday: Packaging System Designs and Maintenance, Local Brewery Tour

Friday: A Broader Brewery Engineering and Maintenance & Reliability Strategies

Saturday: Brewery Safety and Work on Case Studies​

Week Two

Sunday: Work on Case Studies

Monday: Incoming Water, Outgoing Wastewater, and Related Project Considerations

Tuesday: Compressed Air, Steam System Considerations

Wednesday: Chiller and CO2 Systems

Thursday: Brewery Process Automation, Inline Instrumentation, and Digital Bus Technologies

Friday: Presentations of Case Study Findings


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 Lowell Center. Cancellations received by Master Brewers Headquarters on or before July 18, 2019, will be issued a credit equal to the registration fee less $100 processing fee, which will be good for two years toward any Master Brewers continuing education program. Notices of cancellation after July 18, 2019, will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Master Brewers reserves the right to cancel the course if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by July 18, 2019. If Master Brewers cancels this course, your registration fee will be refunded in full. In the event Master Brewers  cancels this course, Master Brewers 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.

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
The University of Wisconsin is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by Master Brewers on the University of Wisconsin campus. The relationship between the University of Wisconsin and Master Brewers is solely that of licensor and licensee.
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