The Niagara College Teaching Brewery is a practical learning environment for students in Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program located at the beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.

Students stirring mash

The open-concept 1,500 sq. ft. micro-brewery facility—allowing students to brew their own craft beer on-campus—includes both a large scale system capable of producing 1,000 litres of beer and a smaller pilot system that allows students to brew one keg at a time. This is an ideal set-up for the creation of experimental brews and special beers for events that highlight the interaction between beer, food and wine.

Tasting and purchase of student-made craft beer is available on-site at the Brewery Retail Store.

As Canada’s first Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program, we offer extensive hands on training in the Teaching Brewery to prepare graduates for employment in the expanding brewery, microbrewery and brewpub industries. This unique program includes specialized instruction in brewing technology, sensory evaluation, quality control, brewery operations, sales management, and advanced business applications specific to beer-related sectors; teaching students to be leaders in the craft beer industry.

Brewery staff checks beer

Students learn from world-class, award-winning Brewmaster faculty and have access to our on-site hop yard and local farm products to brew a full range of beer styles. The program has an outstanding employment rate and helps to fill a gap in the industry.