U.S. Brewing Schools and Beer Industry Education Programs
Editor’s Note: Read more about brewing schools in the September 2016 issue of All About Beer Magazine.
Auburn offers a one-year Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science and Operations in partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery and assorted Alabama breweries.
Cal Poly Pomona offers both a short, four-week course on beer culture and certificate programs in all-grain brewing.
This university offers one-year and 1.5-year certificates in the Business of Craft Beer.
This flagship institute of brewing education has programs that range from a 10-week Professional Brewers Certificate to an 18-week Master Brewers Program, undergraduate malting and brewing courses, and graduate-level degrees in brewing.
The part-time brewing certificate program at UC San Diego can be completed in 18-24 months and takes place on evenings and weekends.
Metropolitan State University offers four-year degrees in Brewery Operations and Brewpub Operations, as well as a Brewing Science minor and certificate.
Regis University’s 12-month, part-time Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing program is taught in the evenings and spans topics from the biology to the business of brewing.
With roots tracing to 1868, Siebel offered the first formal brewing education in the United States. Today students can enroll in several certificate programs, including the Master Brewer Program.
Western Kentucky University offers both graduate and undergraduate certificates in Brewing and Distilling Arts & Sciences in concordance with relative fields of study.
The one-year fermentation sciences program requires students to intern for a minimum of 200 hours at a brewery.
This 24-credit program offers a Certificate in Brewing and Distillation Technology. The college has a 7-barrel commercial brew house on campus, and is licensed by the state of Michigan as a Brewpub. Student-brewed beers are served in the culinary program’s American Harvest restaurant/brewpub, with a 10-tap service area.
This program, offered jointly with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, includes both associates and bachelor’s degrees in Sustainable Brewing.
This school offers a one-year certificate program in Brewing & Beer Steward Technology.
This school offers a new Certificate in Craft Brewing and Fermentation that combines learning experiences in the science, business and technology aspects of the brewing industry.
The 13-week craft beer course at SCCC covers the science of brewing from raw materials to boiling to fermentation to packaging, and also touches on workplace safety, engineering and analysis.
Starting in fall 2017, SUNY Cobleskill will be offering a four-year, Bachelor of Technology in Fermentation Science program.
The school offers both a four-year Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science and five-day brewing short courses during the summer.
A-B Tech’s Associate of Applied Science in Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation is a two-year program with hands-on brewing courses and classes in inspection, law, marketing and more.
On top of the multiple beer and brewing resources listed in the story, Oregon State offers a four-year Fermentation Science program.
The Brewing Science program at the University of the Sciences is offered in one-year and two-year iterations, and offers evening courses for flexibility.
The American Brewers Guild offers brewing classes and 22-27 week diploma programs. The longer of the two programs includes a five-week apprenticeship.
The Business of Craft Beer Certificate offered by the University of Vermont takes place online and covers business operations, sales, digital marketing and social media.
Potential brewing students at CWU can either pursue the yearlong Craft Beer Certificate program or a full 4-year Bachelor of Science in Craft Brewing.
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