Brewing schooling with Charles MacLean

Brewing schooling with Charles MacLean

If you can cast your mind back a few years, or so, you’ll be able to recall brewing pioneer Charles MacLean and his work with Wellington and F&M.

MacLean set standards in the industry that other brewers continue to rely on.

This April, you can learn about brewing from MacLean–who now owns and operates MacLean’s Ales in Hanover–in partnership with Niagara College’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute.

This one-week, hands-on training program–open to all–is a partnership between MacLean’s Ales, Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute at the state-of-the-art facility, the craft brewery at MacLean’s Ales.

The program runs April 8 – 12 and includes MacLean taking interested brewers through a specific style of beer and the brewing process from start to finish.

The course will cover topics such as brewery operations, the brewing process and selecting yeast and hop varieties.

MacLean’s delicious stout (Photo/WREats).

“The classroom portion will be instructed at Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre and move to MacLean’s Ales for all hands-on training, where participants can experience a day in the life of a brewery first hand,” said April Marshall, the Town of Hanover’s Economic Development Manager.

“There are many breweries in our region that will benefit from this training opportunity,” said MacLean’s Ales VP Sales & Marketing, Co-founder, Curtis Schmalz. “Charles is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience to support industry growth and the chance to expose this career opportunity to up-and-coming brewers.”

The program has five modules: Discover Brew Ingredients, Brew Production, Day in the Brewery, Brew Packaging and Brewery Trends, Operations & Health and Safety.

Sign-up for one or for all to complete the course.

To register visit and enter the keyword BREW.

[Banner image/MacLean’s Ales Facebook]

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