KPU Brew Lab

Langley, British Columbia


Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Brewing and Brewery Operations program is the only brewing diploma in BC and the first brewing program in Canada to be recognized by the Master Brewers Association for offering a standard of excellence in brewing education. Students study the science, production, and business of brewing craft beer. The program combines building a solid foundation in brewing science with hands-on practical learning in our state-of-the-art 2HL NSI pilot brewery on KPU’s Langley campus.

Our students have won gold, silver and bronze (2019, 2018 and 2017) and were named top brewing school in North America at the 2019 US Open College Beer Championship; and took home second place at the 2018 BC Beer Awards (KPU 50/50 Hefe) and third place at the BC Beer Awards in 2017.

Stop by our booth at the Vancouver Craft Beer Week festival to try some of our award-winning student-brewed beer!

    KPU 50/50 Hefe
    ABV: 5 %

    KPU Brew's award-winning 50/50 Hefe is a traditional German wheat beer brewed with 50% wheat malt. It has aromatic notes of banana and clove.

    KPU Brut IPA
    ABV: 7 %
    IBU: 40

    The "champagne of IPAs," this trendy new style has been gaining popularity because of its ultra-light body and reduced sugar content. Light and effervescent with big citrus aroma and flavour, and easy on the carbs.

    KPU Valkyrie Pale Ale
    Pale Ale
    ABV: 4.5 %
    IBU: 35

    A copper-coloured, hazy pale ale with a mix of malty caramel notes and funky, fruity notes from Norwegian yeast (kveik).