To become a brewmaster, go to school to study brewing or brewery operations management, or start as brewing assistant at a brewery and work your way up the ranks. A skilled home brewer with a business degree can also become a brewmaster.
- Find the right career path
A brewmaster has a comprehensive knowledge of the brewing process. Years of practice and experience are required. Depending on your personality and situation, a degree in brewing or brewery management may be the appropriate choice. A degree in the field is not a requirement, though, and a general business management degree may be all that you need if you spend time as a home brewer. If you do not want to follow a degree path, find a job as a brewery assistant, and learn on the job.
- Brew beer
A brewmaster understands all aspects of the brewing process. Whether you are a home brewer or working in a brewery, study the ways in which the ingredients, recipes and the environment affect the qualities of the beer. If issues arise, learn how to make adjustments during the brewing process.
- Gain business skills
A brewmaster does more than create recipes and brew beer. A brewmaster is responsible for overseeing the staff and operations of the brewery. You can gain the necessary business skills by studying business management in school or through life experience.