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Training & Events German students and VLB staff. Many a barrel of beer is sampled together over the six month period. Spring conference and excursions Integral components of the Certified Brewmaster Course are always the two excursions. The first highlight this year was in March with the attendance of the 102nd VLB Brewing and Engineering Congress in Dresden. Visits to the Radeberger, Freiberger and Feldschlösschen breweries were met with great enthusiasm by the students. On the return journey to Berlin, the group was additionally invited as guests by the Krostitzer brewery. The second excursion was spread over four days and took place after the final exams but before graduation. It included visits to companies in the brewing and beverage industries as well as to their suppliers. The companies involved were: • Einsiedler Brauhaus, Einsiedel near Chemnitz • Weyermann® Maltings, Bamberg • ZIEMANN International, Ludwigsburg • Dinkelacker-Schwaben Brewery, Stuttgart • Tettnang Hop Growers Association • Riegele Brewery, Augsburg • IREKS, Kulmbach

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2. Berna Oktar (Turkey)

Fredy Araujo Muniz  (Peru)

Ahmet Utku Aslantas (Turkey)

Bryan Baxter (USA)

Raissa Cherian (India)

Daniel del Olmo Acebes (Spain)

Arthur Dias (Brazil)

Davide Galliussi (Italy)

Bernado Gava (Brazil)

The students were made welcome everywhere and interesting contacts and intensive discussions took place. Once again the prospective brewmasters experienced the very warm and generous hospitality shown by the companies. Graduation day in June On the 26th June, the successful students finally received their Certificates from the VLB Managing Director Dr. Josef Fontaine during the graduation ceremony. He thanked the graduates for their diligence and their high level of commitment and motivation. The latter had a significant contribution to the success of the whole course. He recommended them to remain in contact with the VLB: “This certificate opens up new opportunities for you. We wish you all the best for your future careers. Also after travelling back to your own countries, keep in touch with your colleagues and with us. You are always very welcome here at the VLB should you find yourselves back in Berlin.” The next Certified Brewmaster Course at the VLB takes place from 11th January till 24th June 2016.

Brauerei Forum  –  VLB International November 2015

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Brauerei Forum International Edition November 2015  

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