Become a trained beerkeeper®

A trained beerkeeper® [white level] knows that beer is more than just a beverage. Behind the art of brewing beer lies a multitude of flavours and an exciting history. As part of the training at our Ottakringer BrauWerk beer is tasted, tapped and, of course, brewed.

When beer becomes the main subject

The Ottakringer BrauWerk becomes a school for a few hours. But not a conventional one, because here a very special object is in the focus: beer. Who wouldn't want to go back to this school?

In a relaxed atmosphere, the proper tasting of beer is practised and a large number of international beer specialities are savoured. Together, our brewers from the Ottakringer BrauWerk and specialists from the Institute for Beer Culture create an exciting and fun program. 

The two day course for the beerkeeper® [White Level] is packed with beer stories, tastings and - sometimes crazy - exercises that train and expand all the senses.

Food pairing, beer knowledge and self-brewed beer

Combining beer and food needs to be learned. While searching for the perfect match, you will brew your own beer and participate in an excursion into the world of craft beers.

As a beerkeeper® you also get an insight into the cultural heritage of beer, how it has grown historically and how it influences our existence today as a modern, incredibly exciting beverage - young & stylish, lively & courageous, different & sexy!

Worldwide there are hundreds of different beer styles that are constantly expanding. A beerkeeper® knows how to keep track and how to differentiate between the most important beer styles. Proper tapping and the right choice of the glass complete the beerkeeper® training. After that, nothing stands in the way of the perfect beer experience.

About the course


September 2019
September 13th 2019 all-day & special evening entertainment
September 14th 2019 all-day

February 2020
February 21st 2020 all-day & evening entertainment „Beer & Dinner in the Dark“
February 22nd 2020 all-day


Ottakringer BrauWerk, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna, Beer Base Vienna.


Participants learn how to degust properly, identify flavours and create appealing beer descriptions. They will also gain an insight into the world and history of beer, practice how to tap beer properly and create the perfect combination of beer and food. The highlight of the course is brewing your own beer. 

Target Group

Beer fans who want to expand their knowledge about beer.

Management and lecturers

The Bier Sepp | Sepp Wejwar - Institute for Beer Culture
Birgit Rieber - Institute for Beer Culture
Mike Neureiter - Management Ottakringer BrauWerk


For registration, further information or if you have any questions about the training please contact us:


The course costs are € 400 plus 20% VAT.

This includes all training documents, all beers of the tastings, a brewery tour, lunch, snacks, evening program (Friday) as well as 2 bottles of the self-brewed beer.

The course fee is due upon registration and invoices will be sent together with the registration confirmation.
Cancellations will be accepted free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the course. For cancellations at a later time, the full amount is due.

Ottakringer Brauerei GmbH reserves the right to cancel the entire course up to 14 days before the start due to organizational reasons. In this case an alternative date will be set.