Practical Commercial Brewing Course (GCB) (5 day) (SOLD OUT)

beer brewing course, beer brewing qualification


During this 5 day course you will cover all the practical & theoretical elements of the brewing process which will enable you to go on and sit the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) recognised brewing examination (please note an additional fee is required to be paid direct to the IBD to sit this optional exam).  During the 5 days we will observe the various stages of a commercial brew on award winning Derbyshire microbrewery Brampton Brewery's 9 BBL kit and look at the practice and the theory of commercial brewing. For more information on the General Certificate of Brewing join this Facebook page.


Brewing in a commercial brewery


In addition to the class based elements there will be the visit to Brampton Brewery and another Microbrewery in the area and you will have opportunities to talk with and share ideas with fellow brewers about creating beers and the whole brewing process.


A commercial brewing qualification


This course is ideal for: 

  • Junior brewers looking to sit the IBD exams and obtain the General Certificate in Brewing qualification.
  • People in the microbrewing sector looking to gain a better understanding and insight of the commercial brewing process. looking at the theory behind brewing
  • Those looking to start up a microbrewery or brewery based business to gain a basic but detailed technical understanding of the commercial production of beer.


The full syllabus for the GCB course can be downloaded from the IBD website.  For details email:


An outline of the 5 day course is as follows:

Beer Styles * Malting * Adjuncts * Mash Conversion * Milling * Mash separation

Wort Boiling * Fermentation theory * Fermentation principles * Brewing yeast

Beer maturation & Cold storage * Beer Prep Bright Beer * Beer Quality & process
Beer Flavour

Microbiology * Quality Systems * Cleaning Detergents * CIP * Water & Effluent

Process gases * Environment * Exam techniques


The course will take place at Hartingtons School of Food in Bakewell but will include visits to 2 microbreweries as outlined above

The course ie led by Master Brewer Dick Murton in addition to a number of other expert speakers





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Hartingtons Ltd
Hartingtons Ltd
1st Floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews,Coombs Road
Bakewell , DE45 1AQ United Kingdom
01629 888 586