Teacher and student get some hands-on experience in a brewery.
The 10-week Brewing Science course is ideal for beer lovers looking to dive deeper into the craft.


Live-online course taught by veteran brewmaster begins Feb. 7

Here’s one way to potentially find a great new career, discover some centuries-old secrets and have a lot of fun at the same time — all at a new lower price.

Registration is open for the upcoming University of Delaware Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) Foundations of Brewing Science and Brewery Operations course, designed to give aspiring brewmasters and homebrewers a taste of the thirst-quenching science behind beer.

The 10-week live-online course taught by a brewmaster, Brad Adelson, gives participants an inside view of the vibrant industry, exploring such topics as beer styles and guidelines, raw materials, brewing operations, brewery safety and chemical use, brewing equipment, packaging, and quality.

Ideal for beer lovers looking to dive deeper into the craft, the class has opened doors to a new career for several participants.

“It was well worth it,” participant John Cordrey said of the course, which helped him transition from a front-of-the-house operations job to a beer-making position at Wilmington Brew Works. “It was a great course, and I was very sad to see it end.”

The upcoming session runs from Feb. 7-April 10. Starting this year, the course is being offered at a new reduced price of $995; other discounts and scholarships are available. The course also includes an optional in-person session at Delaware Park’s 1937 Brewing Company, where participants will learn practical, hands-on aspects of the role. Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Visit pcs.udel.edu/brewing for more information or to register.