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Brewlab Ltd

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Brewlab is a leading provider of training and analysis services for the international brewing industry. It was established in 1986 at the University of Sunderland and became independent in 2008.

BrewlabUnit 1, West Quay Court
Sunderland Enterprise Park
T: +44 (0)191 549 9450


Managing director:
Dr. Keith Thomas, PhD, BA, PGCE, Dip Brew
School established: 1986, offering training, analyses and brewing yeast services to individuals and the brewing industry

Programmes offered:

  • British Brewing Technology (Diploma); 9 weeks theory and practical instruction
  • Practical Brewing (Certificate); 3 weeks incorporating a week of practical skills
  • Three day Start Up Brewing course for new entrants to the industry
  • Four day Brewing Skills Development course for brewery staff who want to keep their knowledge and skills updated
  • Four day intensive Practical Brewing Skills course for new entrants to the micro brewing industry
  • One day workshops include Microbiology and Small Scale Bottling. There is also a flavour evaluation programme and support for off-site study
  • Practical Brewing and British Brewing Technology courses are accredited by the Open College Network
  • Distance learning support for IBD Diploma level qualifications 

Registration deadlines: Depends on course - please see website for availability and deadlines
Courses are run throughout the year. Please check the website for dates and availability
Number of students: Dependent on course but between 10-20 maximum
Where are students from: International
Language of instruction: English
Accommodation: Student self-catering accommodation is available for longer courses at the University of Sunderland
Facilities: 3.5 barrel showpiece brewery, 100 litre pilot training brewery and 25 litre mini breweries. Small scale bottling and keg processing equipment. Analysis laboratories and dedicated teaching rooms. 

Details updated 14th August 2014