Beer downstream processing


The process of beer post-fermentation, including maturation and filtration.

Alternative labels

downstream processing of beers
beer downstream measures
downstream processing of beer
beer downstream mechanisms
downstream beer processing
beer downstream procedures

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Beer downstream processing is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Brewmaster: Brewmasters ensure brewing quality of current products and create mixtures for the development of new products. For current products, they oversee the whole brewing process following one of many brewing processes. For new products, they develop new brewing formulas and processing techniques or modify existing ones as to come up with potential new products.
Beer sommelier: Beer sommeliers understand and advise on styles, brewing and best pairing of beers with foods in locations such as restaurants, breweries and shops. They know all about their ingredients, the history of the beers, glassware and draught systems. They prepare beer tastings, consult companies and customers, evaluate beer products and write about this subject.

Optional knowledge

Beer downstream processing is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Beer downstream processing – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022