​​​​​​​Brewery Packaging Technology Course​​​​​

April 21 - June 2, 2021 Online

Course Overview

Learn from brewery packaging experts and strengthen your technical knowledge as you step through all phases of the packaging process. This virtual six-week course uses a ​variety of independent and live classroom experiences to cover 30+ packaging topics in-depth, such as:
​​​Food Safety in Packaging Operations
​PET Kegs & Bottles
​Paths to Beer Spoilage
​Bottle Washing & Pasteurization
​Poor Quality vs​ Unsafe
​Single Valve Kegs
​Risks & Mitigation
​Line Design
​Packaging Microbiology
​Bottle Labels
​Small Scale Packaging Systems
​Cleaning & Sanitizing
​​Bottle Crowns

*Review the Course Description for a full list of topics.

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 also gain a quicker start to success with the information and background provided in the comprehensive course.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the science and technology of packaging.
  • Explore associated operations and guidelines so you can evaluate and optimize your brewery.
  • Develop practices and processes resulting in consistent products.
  • Expand your professional network.

​​Course Requirements:​​​

​Approximately 14-18 ​hours combined in-class and independent work per week. To ensure you get the most from the course, we ask that you take time off from your job during the live class sessions.

As an attendee, you will independently access the assigned weekly course content through our online learning platform. You are also expected to participate in the Wednesday virtual live in class sessions with subject matter experts to further reinforce the weeks topics.

Read the full course description here​.

2021 Course Schedule

Packaging Course Schedule



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

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 has been extended to March 8, 2021​.

​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 March 24, 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 March 24, 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 March 24, 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
E-mail: mbaa@mbaa.com

Brewing Resources

Ask the Brewmasters Technical Quarterly MBAA Webinars MBAA Podcasts Food Safety Brewery Safety Member Directory