The "Blended-learning" option of the WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology program begins with students having already passed or are currently enrolled in the WBA Advanced Brewing Theory program, which covers the core theory basis of all advanced programs, modules 1-3.
To complete the "in person" component, students attend the Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, and begin with the Applied Brewing Techniques module, where they apply their previously learned theoretical knowledge at the facilities of Doemens Academy. Students participate in advanced-level brewing theory training and education while at Doemens, including presentations regarding brewing techniques used in creating authentic German beer styles.
Then, the European Brewing Study Tour takes students to breweries and brewing-industry suppliers in various countries, learning how the information they have gained in the program is utilized in real-world brewing environments. This knowledge is then put to the test in the Business of Brewing and Technical Case Studies module, where students are divided into work groups to resolve a given problem and create a presentation to be presented at the culmination of the module. Over the 6 weeks of this in-person portion of the program, students will gain a truly international perspective on brewing techniques, technologies and the brewing business.
Airfare and room and board while in Munich is the responsibility of the student.