Beer Brewing and Fermentation

Course information

Term: Spring2022 Course code: A228TG Course type: Summer course Study pace: Part-time 50% Programme length: Mixed times Location: No obligatory attendance Study period: 2022-06-06 — 2022-08-28


We humans have been making beer and similar products at least since we started farming, making it one of the oldest techniques still in use. However, while the basic process is the same we have come a long way towards understanding what is happening and why, allowing us to improve the process. In this course, we will look into the modern beer production process, from raw material to the finished beer. To understand the subject, the course starts with a general introduction to fermentation, why fermentation happens, what happens, and how to provide the right conditions for it to happen. The course then continues with the beer production process, starting with the raw materials and how they change during each step of the process. Moreover, how the raw material will influence, and be influenced by, the yeast responsible for producing the taste and alcohol will be presented. The environmental impact of beer production and how the waste can be treated will also be discussed. After finishing the course, the students should be able to brew their own beer.
The course is given in English.


This course is given at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business (A1).

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Course syllabus and literature (PDF)