Brewing up a storm: KPU opens instructional brew lab

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Langley, B.C. – The next generation of brewers and brewery business owners are refining their science skills in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) brand-new brewing instructional laboratory.

Located at KPU Langley, the state-of-the-art teaching brewery is a fully operational brewery designed to give students hands-on experience on industry-standard equipment.

“We’re training our students to meet a need in B.C.’s brewing industry. This includes classes with instructors who bring years of industry experience to our labs, collaboration with local breweries, and now, a full brewing laboratory with industry-grade equipment that serves students the opportunity to further hone their skills,” said Dr. Elizabeth Worobec, dean of KPU’s Faculty of Science.

KPU’s two-year brewing and brewery operations program launched last fall with huge demand from industry, beer enthusiasts and prospective students alike. Two semesters later, students are now gearing up for summer employment in local breweries, ready to apply their KPU brew lab skills to the job.

Registration is now open for fall 2015. For more information on KPU’s brewing and brewery operations program, and for a sneak peek inside B.C.’s brew university, visit

MEDIA: Students will be in the lab brewing during select times on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22. Contact Hayley Woodin for more information. Photos of the lab are available here.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at

Media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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