Brewing Chemistry Basics | Online

Whether you're a novice in brewing, a passionate homebrewer or wanting to improve your brewing knowledge for work, the Brewing Chemistry Basics course will help you understand the chemical foundation of beer and the science behind it.

This course delves into the essential chemistry concepts within the context of brewing, equipping students with the basic knowledge to create quality beer. It is designed for people who are already working in the industry, home brewing enthusiasts, students, and anyone curious about the science behind their favourite beer. 

Brewing Chemistry Basics is a Faculty of Science Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) course offered online through four live/synchronous evening classes, covering four modules. In addition to the interactive evening sessions, participants will also be assigned additional online self-study. 


Module 1

  • Measurements
  • Unit Analysis
  • Concentration
  • Dilutions

Module 2

  • Inorganic Compounds
  • Ions in Brewing
  • Moles and Molarity

Module 3

  • Equilibrium
  • Acids and Bases

Module 4

  • Calculating pH and pOH
  • Titration


  • Online lectures
  • Self study, exercises and quizzes
  • Live online classes twice a week to review content (live classes will be recorded)
  • A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who successfully finish the course


  • Homebrewers wanting to expand their knowledge of chemistry applied to brewing
  • People working in the brewing industry who want to learn more about the basics of brewing chemistry
  • Students prepping for first-year Brewing Chemistry courses
  • Anyone curious about science and brewing

IMPORTANT: Students will need to have access to an electronic device, such as a desktop computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet equipped with a microphone and camera, as well as reliable access to the internet to participate in this course and access KPU services online. As well, students will need a scientific calculator (or cell phone with scientific calculator mode) for doing calculations such as logarithms and power function capability.

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Dates:Thursdays | Aug. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2024
Time:7:00-8:30 pm (PST) live* PLUS additional online self-study
Course Fee:$262.50 ($250 + GST) 
Instructor:Martina Solano Bielen, MSc

*Live session times are Pacific Standard Time (PST) and will be recorded so students who miss a class can watch the recording at a later time. However, we highly encourage students to join the live classes so they can interact with the teacher and other students, as well as ask questions in real time.

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