Sensory Science for Brewing


Could your brewery benefit from a well-developed sensory evaluation program?   Many breweries routinely neglect sensory evaluation due to a lack of knowledge and resources. Sensory evaluation forms the basis of brewing quality programs to ensure the quality and consistency of beer released to consumers. This course provides an overview of how your senses work and how those in the craft beverage manufacturing industry can utilize sensory information in quality control, product development, and business decisions. This course will feature off-character training using Aroxa flavor standards. 


Brewers, Quality Managment Associations, Bartenders, & servers

  • Understanding how our senses work
  • Practical concerns and considerations when sensory testing
  • Interpretation of sensory testing
  • Sensory evaluation to identify off flavors

Upon cpmletion of the course, Participants should better understand....

  • how our sense work and how we can use them to diagnose problems in craft beverages
  • identify the major off flavor culprits
  • understand how these programs fit into a well developed Quality Management System
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FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI) for Human Foods – Craft Beverage
Delivery Options

Delivered in-person in a classroom or lab setting.

Contact Hours


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