This fall, Middlesex Community College’s Corporate and Community Education & Training Program is offering a variety of noncredit courses to help you learn more about craft beer and home brewing. Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 17 at Merrimack Ales, 92 Bolt St. in Lowell.

Courses include:

“Home Brewing” (PER 777 33) – In this class students will team up to create a beer! Topics include brewing terminology, as well as brewing process with notes on the scale considerations between home brewing and commercial brewing. This class meets three times to learn to brew the beer, ferment the beer, and bottle the beer.


“Introduction to Craft Brewing” (PER 776 33) – This course is an introduction to craft brewing, as well as a “walking tour” of the brewing process – from building a recipe to using raw materials, brewing, fermenting, and bottling. Students will be able to describe in detail the finished beers they taste during class.


To learn more or to register for these courses, visit or call 1-800-818-3434.