As of November 2022, our Craft Brewing program will be available exclusively as a contracted training program that is ideal for beverage distributors, restaurants and restaurant associations, and other groups who want to improve beer-related knowledge in their employees or members.
Contact us for pricing and other information.
Do you love beer?
If you do, you aren't alone. The Pacific Northwest has long been an epicenter for craft breweries - and intensely passionate beer drinkers. Let us help you develop your new brewery, improve your business plan, or educate your workforce to better promote and serve your delicious brews.
Now available exclusively as contracted and customized trainings, instructors can deliver our standard course content or develop a customized set of workshops or lectures to meet your group's needs.
Our craft beer programs were developed in cooperation with (and are delivered by) industry professionals from: 7 Seas Brewing, Lowercase Brewing, Icicle Brewing, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., Counterbalance Brewing, Farallon Consulting, Georgetown Brewing, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Odom Corporation, Pacific Brewing & Malting, PicoBrew, Portland Kettle Works, Skagit Valley Malting, WA Brewers Guild, WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board, Wingman Brewers and many more.
Available Topic Areas Include
• History of Craft Beer and Brewing
• Styles and Tastes of Craft Beer
• Proper Beer Serving Techniques
• Brewing Equipment Needs for Scaled Production
• Strategic Business Planning
• Financial Planning and Management
• Marketing for Craft Beer
• Legal Compliance
• Human Resources
Programs previously offered include:
The Fundamentals of Commercial Brewing Systems will introduce you to the world of commercial brewing. You will be exposed to the equipment, processes, and technologies that professional brewers use currently to manage and run breweries of varying sizes. The primary focus will remain on production management and brewery material flow.
This 10-week beer tasting course is designed to take students on an exploration through the world of beer - different styles, identifying off-flavors, and ideal ways to serve.
This short bootcamp teaches the fundamental skills to properly showcase beer as the brewer intended and to help prepare people for the Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam - which is included.
This program spans all stages of business development in craft brewing industry, from finding and managing your finances to building marketing strategies and managing your operation. Final project of creating an executive summary and pitch will give the next steps to executing and managing a successful business and developing an operational business plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Give us a call at 253-692-4618, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office at 1551 Broadway, Tacoma. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.