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Beer Academy

Advance your craft with comprehensive FIU Beer Academy courses for beer enthusiasts and professionals. All Beer Academy courses are taught by industry experts in a face-to-face, hands-on environment.


Effective July 1, 2014, electronic copies of beer course lectures (PDF) will be included in the registration fee. Any issue with the materials should be directed to Professor Barry Gump, via e-mail or by phone 305.919.4536.

Early-bird pricing may be available. Parking is not included in this program.




Extract Brewing: Brewing Fundamentals

Recommended for anyone from novice to intermediate level home brewers.

  • Learn about the extract brewing process from industry experts in a face-to-face hands-on setting
  • You will be prepared to make evaluations, calculations, and choose ingredients
  • Familiarize yourself with proper the brewing equipment
Date: January 16, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price: $55


Glass of beer with hops in the foreground and barrels in the background.

Mini-Mash Brewing: Basics and Beyond

Step up from the basics. Recommended for novices to intermediate level home brewers.

  • You will learn about the extract brewing and mini-mash process
  • Get an overview of the different ingredients that can be used in beer making
  • Learn about fermentations, legging, choosing equipment, and beer recipes
Date: January 23, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price: $65


Empty beer mug in front of filled beer mug with hops in the background.

All-Grain Brewing: Advancing from Malt Extract Brews

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced home brewers.

  • Learn to craft your own beer with an all-grain system with a focus on malted grains
  • The course provides a more controlled experience and freedom to customize your home brewing recipes
Date: February 6, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $75