MOOC

The Science of Beer

Are you interested in more than just the taste of beer? Discover what's in your beer, how it's made and marketed and the effect it has on your body and health.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Registration period

Tue 5 October 2021 until Tue 7 June 2022

Tue 1 February 2022 until Tue 4 October 2022

Date

Tue 1 February 2022 until Tue 26 July 2022

Tue 7 June 2022 until Tue 22 November 2022

Duration 6 weeks, 2-4 hours a week
Price EUR 124.00
Certificate Limited course materials for free, full package (including exam and verified certificate) €140.
Course Format Online
Credits Certificate

About this course

Have you ever taken a sip of beer and wondered why it tastes a certain way or what effect the alcohol has on your body?

In this course, you will learn all about beer, including how it's made, the raw materials used, it's supply chain, how it's marketed and the effect of beer consumption on your body.

After this course, tasting a beer will be an entirely new sensation: you will enjoy it even more since you will better understand what’s inside your drink. Not to mention, to be a responsible drinker it is important to know what effects beer has on your health. You will gain a natural view on this, allowing you to form your own well-grounded opinion. 

This MOOC is developed by students of Wageningen University & Research in honour of the 100 year anniversary of the university. The students have received guidance from professors and experts in the field of food production, health risks, marketing, logistics and sustainable supply chains to ensure a high-quality learning experience for everyone. In this MOOC your teachers will truly be your peers! 

So, are you interested in the science behind your beer? Register for this course now!

What you'll learn:

  • Identify the steps involved in the supply chain of beer
  • Explain the effect of each step in beer production
  • Design a production process for different beer styles
  • Describe the characteristics and cultivation of the main raw materials
  • Name the main historical events related to beer
  • Explain how marketers try to influence consumer behaviour
  • Describe the pathway of beer through the human body
  • Look at the health effects related to beer consumption

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