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Do you want to get training in the field of malting and brewing technology? What better place to immerse yourself in the different aspects of malting and brewing than in a country whose beer culture is listed as UNESCO Cultural Heritage?

The Leuven Institute for Beer Research offers several courses at different levels:

4-week international MSc level course on Malting and brewing technology
The objective of this course is to provide a theory basis and to update your knowledge of malting and brewing technology, provide you with up to date information about the state of the important processing steps and improve your skills in designing and trouble-shooting malting and brewing processes. The course (in English) covers the whole field of malting and brewing and includes several pratical sessions (including brewing your own beer in our 5 hl pilot brewery). The next course is planned from November 25th - December 20th 2019. More information can be found via this link. Enrolment is possible via the link for the 3-week course for professionals usng the certificate option (PVG).

3-week course for professionals on Malting and Brewing Technology
This course is focussed on professionals in the field, including suppliers of raw materials, technical aids and machinery. A Msc or Bsc degree in relevant disciplines is desirable. This program entails an intensive 2-weeks training with mainly lectures and a brewing week on pilot scale (5 hl). This module is part of a Master course in which you will be collaborating with master students following this course. The course is organized in the beginning of the second semester (Half February). More information via this link.

1-year postgraduate in Malting and Brewing Science
Via a curriculum combining scientific-technical knowledge and skills with ample contacts with industry, students of this postgraduate will meet the current and future needs and expectations of the malting and brewing industry worldwide. The postgraduate is a training over 2 semesters consisting of 10 courses (45 ECTS in total). Students are expected to have obtained a MSc degree in a relevant discipline (for example biochemistry, bioscience engineering, engineering technology) by the start of the postgraduate. Come join us at KU Leuven, Europe’s most innovative university! Starting date of postgraduate program is September 2020. More info on the postgraduate programme via this link.
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Massive Open Online Course - Beer: the science of brewing
The group of prof. Kevin Verstrepen (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology) has created a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the science behind beer. In a series of lectures and online course material, you will learn how the key ingredients, different biochemical reactions and process parameters influence the taste and aroma of beer. The course combines theory with small experiments to also get hands-on experience with some of the concepts discussed in this course.
This course also gives you a sneak peek inside some of Belgium's most iconic breweries. It features talks from different Belgian brewers and maltsters, as well as from some of the most renowned academics on key features of the malting and brewing process. Can't wait to quench your thirst (for knowledge)? Register for BREWINGx: Beer: the science of brewing via the edX platform.



LIBR co-organizes the the international conference Trends in Brewing Conference

TRENDS IN BREWING

LIBR organizes the international symposium Trends in Brewing which takes place in Leuven, Belgium and provides the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas on malting and brewing. The next Trends in Brewing is scheduled for April 2020! Click here for more information!

LIBR organizes the international Belgian Brewing Conference

Belgian Brewing Conference

LIBR organized the last international Belgian Brewing Conference Chair J. De Clerck XV. The next Chair J. De Clerck will be organized by UCL. Check the presentations, videos and photos of the Belgian Brewing Conference 2015 here!