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Brewing and Brewery Operations

Summer Brewery Hours Wed 12-6 pm and Fri 1-5 pm

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The Program   

KPU's Brewing and Brewery Operations program is the only brewing diploma program of its kind in BC and one of only three in Canada! Students study the science, production, and business of brewing in the University's custom-built, on-campus brewery equipped with a state-of-the-art NSI Newlands pilot system. The curriculum, developed in consultation with the BC Craft Brewers Guild and brewmasters throughout the province of BC, involves learning brewing science with hands-on experience. Students explore the history of brewing, brewery equipment and technology, packaging and sales, as well as brew house calculations, brewing chemistry, and recipe formulations. For more information about the program or to schedule a tour of our brewery, email us at brew@kpu.ca. For upcoming Info Session dates, click here

FAQs: for answers to come of our most common questions, click here.
 

Career Opportunities

The unprecedented growth in the craft beer industry has created a huge demand for educated, trained brewers. In fact, most of our first graduates were offered positions before they even finished their diploma. There is tremendous opportunity and potential for anyone interested in breaking into the craft beer industry. For more information on brewing careers, visit our Careers page at kpu.ca/brew/careers.
 

To Apply

To apply to the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Program, you must complete the following two steps:

  • Apply to Kwantlen Polytechnic University and submit proof that you satisfy the admission requirements; and
  • Complete and submit a Portfolio.

For more details, visit How To Apply. For more information on upgrading your high school program requirements or English proficiency testing, visit www.kpu.ca/testing/english-testing.
 

Info Sessions & Brewery Tours

Our next KPU Brewing Lab Open House & Info Session is on Jan. 26, 2017. Meet faculty and current students, learn about applying to the program and tour our teaching brewery. For more details, visit kpu.ca/brew/info-session.

Interested in a tour of our brewery and craft beer tasting? Right now, we are offering a Groupon promotion that includes a tour, beer tasting and take-home 64 oz growler (not incl. alcohol). For more details, click here.