Beer Dispensing Training & Education - MicroMatic Dispense Institute

Micro Matic Dispense Institute

Training and education for the draft professional. Keep your competitive edge!

About Dispense Institute
About Dispense Institute
About Dispense Institute

As a major supplier of keg dispensing equipment in over 120 countries worldwide, Micro Matic is committed to the delivery of quality draft beer. This commitment has led to the development of the Micro Matic Dispense Institute Learning and Training Center to improve draft beer knowledge and technical skills.

By aligning proven technologies with best practices, we help reduce costs and increase profits to achieve your operational goals; and with participants from all over the world, you get a global view of the draft beer market and the experience of others.

The Dispense Institute participants are from all over the world, you get a global view of the draft beer market and the experience of others. Hear insights from our field-trained instructors, and leverage their experiences as you gain the essential skills and knowledge needed to install and service draft beer systems. Take your team to the next level and improve the profitability of your draft system through our education program!

The Institute Experience

Our training programs are scalable and customer specific!

The Dispense Institute offers a variety of training courses – from advanced technical classes to entry-level. We put the tools in your hands and teach you how to apply them. Micro Matic offers 3 Training options to choose from outlined below:

Our premier course! The curriculum includes latest technologies to optimize system performance and maximize profits and covers a wide range of important topics from draft beer installation to maintaining draft beer quality from keg to glass. We have a training center at each of our regional U.S. facilities (FL, IL, PA, and CA) devoted to educating your staff on the fundamentals of maintaining draft beer quality from keg to glass.

Over 2,500 certified draft personnel from breweries, wholesalers, and draft equipment service and installation companies have attended the Advanced Course.

Course Overview

3-Day Course Features

  • Field Trained Instructors
  • Innovative Installation Techniques
  • Hands-On Lab Instruction
  • World Class Training Manual
  • Certified Results

Course Topics

  • Keg Package
  • Temperature and Storage
  • Dispense Equipment Components
  • System Balancing
  • Using Mixed Gas (Nitrogen / CO2)
  • Dispense Systems Designs & Applications
  • Hands-On Installation Techniques & Practices

 

  • Air Cooled System
  • Glycol Cooled System
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Assurance
  • Glassware
  • Line Cleaning
  • Direct Draw System 
FAQs
How do I sign up?

Complete the form below, or call toll free: 1-866-327-4159 and speak with your sales representative

When are classes?

Classes are offered quarterly at each of our four regional distribution facilities. Customized Workshops are also available upon request.

Is there a fee?

$595 per person includes: World-class training manual, classroom materials, and hands on experience with draft beer systems as well as lunches each training day, and one group dinner after the second training day.

What about accommodations?

Hotel suggestions will be provided.

What should I wear?

Dress casual - you will be working as you are learning!

Available in the following locations:
WEST
19791 Bahama Street. Northridge, CA 91324
ph: (818) 701-9765 fx: (818) 701-9844
SOUTHEAST
2364 Simon Court. Brooksville, FL 34604
ph: (352) 799-6331 fx: (352) 796-2429
CENTRAL
10726 North Second St. Machesney Park, IL 61115
ph: (815) 968-7557 fx: (815) 968-0363
NORTHEAST
4601 Saucon Creek. Center Valley, PA 18034
ph: (610) 625-4464 fx: (610) 625-4466
2017 Advanced Course Dates Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
NorthEast   14-16 21-23 18-20 16-18 20-22 25-27 8-10 19-21 24-26 14-16 5-7
Southeast 31-02 28-02 28-30 18-20 2-4 6-8 11-13   12-14 10-12 7-9 5-7
Central     7-9 4-6 16-18 27-29 25-27 15-17 26-28 17-19 28-30 12-14
West     28-30 25-27 9-11 13-15 18-20 1-3   3-5 7-9  

We bring a team, featuring one of our field trained instructors, to your location (minimum attendance required) and conduct an interactive presentation! Micro Matic began offering on-site workshops in early 2006. Since that time over 4,000 excited personnel from breweries, wholesalers, and draft service companies have benefited from this free educational service. 

We provide a condensed version of our world class Draft Training Manual for each attendee. These workshops contain material for every level of personnel, from limited draft experience to the seasoned professional who will find it informative and motivating. A relaxed, informal workshop is an excellent way to promote draft beer quality and stimulate keg sales.

Workshop I:
Basic Workshop

Duration: 2 hours (No Tuition)

  • Keg Package
  • Temperature & Storage
  • Dispense System Components
    • Keg Coupler
    • Regulator
    • Faucet 
  • Troubleshooting

Workshop II:
Special Events

Duration: 3 hours (No Tuition)

  • Basic Workshop PLUS:
  • Special Events
    • Temporary Dispensing w/ trailers or jockey boxes
    • Party Pumps

Workshop III:
Special Events & Line Cleaning

Duration: 4 hours (No Tuition)

  • Basic Workshop
  • Special Events
    • Temporary Dispensing w/ trailers or jockey boxes
    • Party Pumps
  • Line Cleaning

On-Line Edition is available 24/7!

The Dispense Institute On-Line Edition is just beginning; we’re excited to share our knowledge and enable your enjoyment of draft beer. This on-line resource is divided into three easy to navigate categories:

  1. Topics - General areas of draft beer dispensing
  2. Systems - Overview of the three basic dispensing systems (Direct Draw, Air Cooled and Glycol Bath)
  3. Components - Explore in detail individual components

"I came to the Dispense Institute not knowing anything of draft beer and how it works. Now I have the knowledge to install long draw systems, clean lines properly and that temperature and pressure are the main problems in trouble calls. Joe has taught us many ways the beer can be balanced in a long draw system with target pressure. I love the hands-on training. I will walk out of here with a great mindset of how to work with draft beer." Angel Concepcion - Peace River Distributing

the instructors

Benefit from the experiences of our course instructors and training support staff who collectively
have over 100 years experience in the "art of dispensing quality draft beer."

Tom Geordt

Technical Director

Scott Zuhse

Trainer

David Green

Trainer

Joe Linquist

Trainer

Bryan Nelson

Trainer

Contact Us to Register

For more information please call or fill out the form.

Consumer (866) 291-5756

Commercial (866) 327-4159