Micro-credentials in Brewing & Distilling Maynooth University

Start date: 06 March 2023

Duration: 12 weeks part-time

Location: Blended - Register by 10th Feb

Programme overview

Date: 6 March 2023
Duration: 12 weeks part-time
Delivery: Blended
Registration Deadline: Friday 10th February 2023
Participant Fee: €450 (€600 without Taste4Success subsidy)
No. Participants: 20
Course Leader: Ms Barbara Woods - Department of Chemistry, Maynooth University

This course in Brewing & Distilling Science is both co-designed and co-delivered by industry experts and will equip learners with the necessary scientific knowledge and instrumentation competencies to develop skills relevant to the alcoholic drinks industry. The course was created in response to the strong demand for an analytical course to support the growing Irish craft brewing and traditional whiskey industries.

This course is ideal for:
A new entrant to Brewing & Distilling (B&D) looking to upskill and develop applicable knowledge in QC and analysis.
A professional already in the B&D industry who is looking to upskill to enhance their career development.
A craft brewery or traditional whiskey distillery seeking a quality training opportunity to enhance employee skills.
Topics covered by industry lecturers include:

Yeast: Introduction to relevant Analytical Techniques.
Environment & Sustainability.
Analysis in Fermentation & Raw Materials.
Sensory analysis & small molecule impact on flavour.
Quality: Process Control & Clean-in-place (CIP).
Micro-credential course delivery:

11 weeks of one-hour live online lectures provided by experts in the B&D industry followed by a 3-day hands-on laboratory experience working with Maynooth University experts in our modern lab setting.
Lecture notes, workshops, group work, virtual lab simulations and online quizzes will supplement your learning experience.
Career Development Lecture by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) - Irish Section.
Industry Course Delivery

Dr Gearoid Cahill - Slane Distillery Manager & Master Distiller
Dr Jack O’Shea - Managing Director Distilltech Teoranta, Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) Fellow
Dr Cathal Connolly - Associate Director of Research, Alltech
Mr Daragh Cuskelly, MSc - Brewing &Distilling Technologist, Kerry Group