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Beverage Institute by ISBT® + The Packaging School

Beverage Institute + The Packaging School

Welcome to the Beverage Institute by ISBT®. The program is a series of online microlessons designed to provide an important and easily available resource for our global community of beverage professionals.

This series of lectures by experienced beverage professionals will provide overviews as well as in depth discussions on key topics in the art and science of beverage production. You may register online here.

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ISBT members should contact The Packaging School to receive discounted member prices on Beverage Institute by ISBT® courses.


Current Courses

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Complete Gases Course

Complete Gases Course

Learn about Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, Argon and Oxygen use in beverages. The course benefits individuals who use beverage gases to create products such as carbonated soft drinks, oxygenated water, argon systems in wine processing, nitrogen for headspace control and pressurization, ozone generation, and oxygen in brewing and wastewater processes.

$125 Special Pricing from November 1 to January 8!

Non-Member: $189
Member: $149

Special Price: $125

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Sweetener Course

Sweetener Course

Sweeteners are one of the most important ingredients in beverages, but they can also be the most controversial beverage ingredient. In this course you will learn the technology and uses of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Sucrose, Stevia, and High Potency Sweeteners.

Non-Member: $360
Member: $310

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Packaging Seminar

Packaging Seminar by Beverage Institute

This 4-part seminar will include an overview of Packaging Technology and serve as the basis for the Beverage Institute course of the same name. The seminar will take place 11 AM - 1 PM Central on September 16, 23, October 14, and 21. Topics will include PET Bottles and Test Methods, PET Resin, Plastic Closures & Test Methods, Closure Resins, Can Bodies & Ends, Glass Bottles, and Bag in Box Pouches / Flexibles.

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Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Technology

Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Technology

Meeting specifications for water is an essential process for beverages. If you are responsible for, or need to understand beverage water or wastewater treatment, then this is your course. This course will help you to understand the criteria to select the optimal process for your application. The course provides specific details on the water supply chain and key technologies used to treat and pretreat water.

Non-Member: $599
Member: $499

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Fundamentals of Beverage Technology

Fundamentals of Beverage Technology

The Fundamentals of Beverage Technology is a self-paced, interactive session providing a technical overview of the beverage industry. It covers the complete supply chain from research and development to ingredients, processing, packaging, and food safety to finished goods distribution.

Non-Member: $399
Member: $299

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Introduction to Microbiology

Introduction to Microbiology

If you work in the field of microbiology, these topics will be old hat. But for those of us who are relying strictly on high school biology, we might need a refresher. And this course is just that — an overview of the broad topic of microbiology and how it plays into the food and beverage industry. This course will also cover the various types of microbes including yeasts, molds, and bacteria.

Non-Member: $99
Member: $79

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Beverage Gases

Beverage Gases

Argon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen — gases in the air surrounding us — are colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating. They are also used in a wide variety of markets and applications within the food and beverage industry. This course was created to give you an understanding of their history, properties, purity requirements, hazards, safety precautions, and more.

Non-Member: $99
Member: $79

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Beverage Ingredients Course

Beverage Ingredients Course

In order to supply beverages, we must have ingredients. Without them, a beverage cannot exist. There are different types of beverages, and, naturally, these different types have different ingredients. This Beverage Ingredients course offers a deep dive into understanding the principles of the chemistry, manufacturing, quality guidelines, and applications of the most common ingredients in beverages we consume.

Non-Member: $900
Member: $800

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Note: Any ingredient module may be purchased a la carte by clicking the Learn More button, then selecting the link to View Course for the module(s) you are interested in, then clicking the Buy button.

Sanitation for Fountain Beverages

Sanitation for Fountain Beverages

The Sanitation for Fountain Beverages course addresses the protocols and procedures to ensure safe and high-quality delivery of fountain dispensed ice and beverages consumed by millions of consumers globally. This course allows for a better understanding of sanitizing solution options, beverage dispenser cleaning, ice container cleaning, flushing syrup lines, and proper material handling.

Non-Member: $99
Member: $79

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Hear what others area saying about the course.


Tom Reimer

Tom Reimer, Director of Beverage Institute

ISBT Member Since: 1984
What I Love About ISBT: ISBT is the only organization I have been a member of that you can talk openly and directly to the people who have the knowledge to identify / quantify the problems facing the industry and have them provide you with actionable steps to take that will solve that problem at your business. The freedom of discussion and knowledge transfer at IBST has been unsurpassed, and it has greatly helped me to understand the technology and processes of the industry, creating an advantage to my company and my career.