Brewing Chemistry Basics | Online

Whether you're new to brewing, an avid 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 covers the fundamental concepts of chemistry in the context of brewing and is designed to help students improve their science knowledge to be more successful in crafting quality beer whether you're already working in the industry, home brewing or just interested in the science behind that pint of craft beer you love. Brewing Chemistry Basics will be offered online over two weeks with four live evening classes, as well as 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)


  • 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: Tues & Thurs | Aug. 22, 24, 29 & 31, 2023
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm (PST) live* PLUS additional online self-study
Location: Online
Course Fee: $262.50 ($250 + GST) 
CRN: 80197
Instructor: Martina Solano Bielen, MSc
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*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.