Online Business of Craft Brewing Certificate
By the end of the program, each student has an investor-ready business plan.
Our fully online program focuses on the business side of brewing and is ideal for home brewers looking to reach larger audiences, as well as industry professionals who want to advance their careers. While brewing is emphasized, distillery and cidery business models are also included.
With 3,000+ craft breweries in the US today and another 1,500+ in the
planning stages, now is a great time to take part. In fact, craft beer is
projected to represent nearly 15% of the brewing industry by 2020.
The 4 Required Certificate Courses:
Certificate Cost: $2796 ($3495 if optional fifth course added)
4 5-week courses
Offered 2 times a year
Can be completed in as little as 2 terms
Must be completed within 3 years
Each student creates investor-ready business plan
Average weekly workload:
- 3-4 Video Lectures
- 2-3 Readings
- 1 Assignment
- 1 Live Session
We recommend staying up to date with the homework, as we cover a lot of ground!
Local breweries/distilleries/suppliers participating in this program include:
Rogue, Widmer, Migration Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Captured by Porches, Bull Run Distilling, Great Western Malting, JV Northwest, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, the Ale Apothecary, Country Malt Group, Craft Canning and Bottling, Hophouse, and many others!
Courses can be taken individually or can be applied to a certificate within a three-year limit. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.