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Institut Francais des Boissons, de la Brasserie et de la Malterie (French Institute of Brewing and Malting)

IFBM7, rue du bois de la Champelle
BP 267
54512 Vandoeuvre Cedex
T: +33 (0) 383 448 800
F: +33 (0) 383 441 290
W: (Further Education link)




Contact: Marika Uhl
School established:
1893. Formerly known as Brewing School of Nancy. Became independent in 1962 and carry out research and training programmes for industrial companies (breeders, maltsters, brewers, beverage and cereal industries) 
Programmes offered:

• From Barley to Beer

• Advanced course in Brewing Technology

• Advanced course in Malting Technology

• Microbrewery courses

• Practical course for brewers (on the 20hl pilot plant)

• Brewing technology for maltsters

• Malt and Beer Analyses

• Hygiene and HACCP
• Bottling Technology, organisation and production management

• Industrial Maintenance

• Initiation to Beerology

Custom made training to company’s specific requirements
  (French, English or German)

• Off-site training


Registration deadlines: At least 2 weeks before the course
Commencement: Courses all year long - see website for details

Number of participants:
Approx. 10 to 12 per course
Where are students from:
Language of Instruction: French, English and German
Affiliations: In 1994, IFBM created Qualtech, a company providing analytical services to the food and feed industries with three labs (food safety analyses, physico chemical analyses and sensory analyses). In 2011, two companies, AGROBIO and A.BIO.C joined IFBM/Qualtech, a single and unique group on a national and international scale
Facilities: One of the most important pilot plants in the world. 20hl brewing pilot plant, 30l brewery; micro
and pilot malting plant (from 0.5kg to 1 ton Saladin); keg and bottling line fully automatised, analytical labs (physico chemical; food safety; molecular biology) and sensory booth lab
Off-campus studies: Visits of its pilot malting plant (1-ton Saladin type) and (20-hl) brewing plant, visits to nearby malting plants and breweries

Details updated: 16th July 2014