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University of Perugia

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The Italian Brewing Research Centre (CERB) is the first research institute on beer in Italy. It was established in 2000.

University of PerugiaItalian Brewing Research Center
(Centro di Eccellenza per la Ricerca sulla Birra - CERB)
Via San Costanzo, n.c.n.
06126 Perugia
T: +39 075 5857946
F: +39 075 5857946

CERB Director: Prof. Giuseppe Perretti 

CERB Educational Area contact: Prof. Giuseppe Perretti
Courses offered: 
We now offer both full-time and part-time courses in Brewing. Full details are provided on our website:

  • University Master Course in Brewing Technology is a 1 year (full-time, 60 ECTS), high specialisation training course which aims to start a career in the brewing industry. Please visit the website for details.
  • University Bachelor's Degree (full-time, 180 ECTS) in Brewing Technologies. Please visit the website for details
  • How to Become a Brewer (6 days for teaching and practical)
  • Advanced Brewing Course (9 days for teaching and practical aimed at people interested in opening a brewery or brewpub)
  • Sensory Evaluation for Brewers (2 days)
  • Brewing Yeast Management (2 days of frontal lessons about yeast management, cropping, propogation)
  • Hop Cultivation (2 days)
  • Hop Management in a Brewery (2 days)
  • Specific training courses on demand

Registration deadlines: Please visit the website

Commencement: Please visit the website

Number of students: Ranges between 10-25

Where are students from: Europe (mainly Italy)
Language of instruction: Italian and English. University Master in Brewing Technology in English. Some topics are presented in English by international experts for the other courses.
Facilities: 1.2hl and 35l pilot brewing facilities. Extensive pilot scale fermentation facilities from 25l to 4hl. Fully automated pilot malting (300g to 16kg scale). Fully automated bottle and keg filling, tasting room, teaching and laboratory facilities specialised in brewing analysis, flavour technology, microbiology. The instrumental analysis is equipped with: NIR, Spectrophotometer, HPLC-DAD, HPLC-FLD, HPLC-ELSD, UPLC-DAD, GC-FID, SC-CO2, SEC-TDA and laboratory and pilot scale SC-CO2 extractor. 

Details updated: 6th September 2017

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