​​​​​​​Brewery Maintenance Systems Course​​​​​​​​​​

August 15 – September 24, 2021 ​​Online

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, troublesho​ot, and maintain them. Acquire a greater understanding of the appropriate maintenance and engineering technolo​gy principles that define the groundwork for brewing, utility, and packaging system design and operation, as well as the necessary processes involved. 

Attendees will be expected to access the assigned weekly course content via our online learning platform on their own from Sunday through Thursday. Attendees are also expected to participate in the Friday virtual in class sessions with subject matter experts to further reinforce the weeks topics. 

Read the full course description here.​



To register and pay by check or invoice, please complete and return the course registration form​​.


Master Brewers Members: $2,499
Course + Membership: $2,648
Nonmember: $2,899

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

Tuition Includes:

  • Educational materials
  • Virtual Tours
  • Networking Sessions
  • Relationship Building Opportunities

Course Scholarships

Master Brewers Course Scholarships are available. View eligibility requirements and apply online. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.

2021 Schedule

Preliminary Course Topics

​Safety:  Equipment Safety; Chemical; Lock out, tag out; Safety Training for the Team; Hazard Communication; Workplace Safety; Safety Regulatory Agency

Device Technologies: Instrumentation; Electrical; Valves; Pumps; Pipes; Fabrication Considerations; Automation Technologies

Maintenance Systems: Sustainability; Maintenance Software / Tools; Facilities; Training; SOP's

Process Technologies: Grains Handling Equipment / Systems; Wort Production Equipment / Systems; Yeast Handling Equipment / Systems; Fermentation Equipment / Systems; Fitration Equipment / Systems; Maturation Equipment / Systems; Sanitation / Clean in Place; Packaging E​quipment / Maintenance; CO2; Supply Water; Waste Water; Compressed Air; Utilities Plant Operations; Alternative Energies: Solar, Wind, Biofuels; Floors and Drains; Steam; Chiller Systems; Quality Assurance

Design and Planning: Financial Toolkit; Project Management; Procurement

Cancellation Policy

Only applications accompanied by the registration fee, paid in full (US funds only), will be accepted. Cancellations received by Master Brewers Headquarters on or before July 16, 2021, 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 16, 2021, 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 16, 2021. If Master Brewers cancels this course, your registration fee will be refunded in full. By registering for this course, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions.

Questions? Contact:

Master Brewers Association of the Americas
3352 Sherman Ct, Suite 202
St. Paul, MN 55121
Telephone: +1.651.454.7250
Fax: +1.651.454.0766

Brewing Resources

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