General Beverage Badge

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General Beverage Badge

The General Beverage Badge will familiarize the student with the sensory attributes of different beverages and how they are produced and packaged. Production, quality control and introduction to sensory attributes, filtering and packaging are explored.

Cost to complete the full badge: $599

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This badge includes the following microcredentials:

General Alcoholic Beverage Production

This microcredential focuses on the production of ethanol from a variety of sources. The student will gain a general insight into the major raw materials used by most beverage alcohol producers globally.  The role of fermentation and the creation of ethanol via yeast driven metabolic processes will be described in detail. Finally, the section will conclude with an overview of the major pieces of equipment utilized by alcoholic beverage producers.

Cost: $149 // Online

Quality

This microcredential focuses on quality beverage production. The student will gain a general insight into what quality means to beverage producers. The role of cleaners & sanitizers will be defined and discussed as well as common usages explored. The use of quality management systems such as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points as well as general Good Manufacturing Practices will be addressed as they pertain to beverage manufacturing.  The role of microbes and methods for their control will be addressed in detail.

Cost: $149 // Online

Introduction to Sensory

This microcredential focuses on the sensory attributes and testing methods for beverages. The student will gain a general insight into common sensory analysis techniques used in beverage analysis as well as an overview of common positive and negative sensory compounds. Common sensory testing methods will be described in detail. Sensory panelist behaviors and methods to limit and eliminate sensory biases will be explored. Sensory panel management and how a sensory panel can be constructively led will be addressed in detail.

Cost: $149 // Online

Introduction to Filtering

In this microcredential the student will be able to describe the materials, equipment and methods that are used to create beverages with specific attributes.  The student will also learn how to carbonate a beverage naturally and through supplementation.

Cost: $149 // Online

Introduction to Packaging

In this microcredential the student will be able to describe the requirements for successful packaging operations and the packaging options for different beverages within the industry.

Cost: $149 // Online