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KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations

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Applying for Fall 2021?
Applications are currently open and you can find more information by clicking here
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The Program

KPU's Brewing and Brewery Operations program is the only brewing diploma of its kind in BC and the first brewing program in Canada to be recognized by the Master Brewers Association for offering a standard of excellence in brewing education. Students study the science, production, and business of brewing craft beer. The program combines building a solid foundation in brewing science with hands-on practical learning in our state-of-the-art, two-hectoliter pilot brewery located on KPU's Langley campus.

The curriculum was developed in consultation with the BC Craft Brewers Guild and an Advisory Committee consisting of local brewmasters, brewery owners and industry experts. 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

To apply to the Brewing program, click here for more information. 

FAQs: for answers to some of our frequently asked questions, click here. To join an upcoming 'Ask Me Anything' info session with a KPU Brewing instructor, click here

2019 BC Beer Awards KPU Brewing photo by JustJash


KPU Brewing students and faculty have won multiple awards for their beer and won Brewery of the Year at the 2019 BC Beer Awards. KPU was also named '#1 Teaching Brewery in North America' as the Grand National Champion in the 2019 US Open College Beer Championships, as well as student teams winning two gold medals and a silver medal in the competition. Earlier awards include wins at the 2017 and 2018 BC Beer Awards, as well as 2017 and 2018 US Open College Beer Championship.

Info Sessions & Brewery Tours

Considering applying to the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program? Click here for details on our next Information Session or email us at


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