Brew Academy at the Canadian Food and Wine Institute
Offered as a one-week intensive program or individual courses; Canada’s first Teaching Brewery delivers extensive hands-on training in an on-site, state-of-the-art facility.
Brew Academy courses can be taken in any order. Classes are scheduled throughout the year. Register online through our secure Part-Time Studies registration system by clicking your course title of choice below. Available classes and schedule details will be listed. Each module is $195.00 + tax per student.
Join our team of brewing experts, as you step foot inside the amazing brewing facilities at CFWI. You will spend a day within the brewery and experience the role of a brewmaster first hand. As a team, you will be guided through a specific style of beer, and follow the process through from start to finish. The course will cover topics such as:
- Brewery operations
- Process of brewing
- How to choose yeast and hop varieties
In this course, our brew experts will highlight all the elements involved in producing a wonderful product. This
course will create an in-depth discussion regarding the following topics:
- Yeasts and yeast types
- Fermentation process
- Filtration and finishing
Join our brew experts as they showcase a variety of beer ingredients such as Barley/Malts, HOPS, Yeasts, Fruits & Spices. The course will also encompass the overall brewing process from start to finish, with an element of brew sensory. This portion of the course will guide the taster through:
- Basic tastes of sour, sweet, salty and bitter
- Overall taste, aroma, mouthfeel, and appearance
Join our brew experts as they deliver some great insight into beer packaging as well as packaging line techniques.
This course will discuss the following topics:
- Intro to bottles, cans and kegs
- Packing options and considerations
- Packing line layouts / equipment involved
- Quality concerns and cleaning
- Start up and shut down procedures
- Considerations on maintenance and shelf life
Join our Brewery Experts in this half day session which will lead you through top trends in the brew industry. The course will cover Health & Safety components, as well as, how to reduce operating costs for breweries.
- Leading industry trends
- Intro to total quality management
- Food safety programs
- SGS Canada BRC (brewing perspective)
- Green brewing initiatives