Enrollment is now open for upcoming classes from the University of Washington’s Craft Beer Programs.
Are you a beer lover looking to learn more about beer? Maybe you’re a homebrewer wanting to take your skills to the next level. Are you looking to get into the beer biz? Are you already in the beer biz but want to expand your knowledge base? Whatever the case, the University of Washington Professional Development Center can help you reach your goals with its Craft Beer Programs.
Three of the programs are on the immediate horizon.
The Business of Craft Beer is a two-part series of courses designed for anyone looking to start a craft beer business or otherwise enter the craft beer industry. Led by a craft beer industry veteran, Heather McClung, this course provides a comprehensive look at the business of craft beer. Classes will meet at Hale’s Ales Brewery in Seattle and at local breweries TBD. Classes may swing to Zoom if mandates require.
Part one of the series is scheduled to start on February 1st, but they may push that date because of the current pandemic circumstance. Regardless, now is the time to check it out and enroll. Learn more here.
Mastering Beer Styles is a 10-week course designed to take students on an exploration through the world of beer. Classes are offered in Seattle and Tacoma. The program provides the core knowledge around the history, terminology, and style characteristics of beers. The curriculum is based upon the information covered in industry-standard exam certifications such as the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) and Cicerone.
Mastering Beer Styles to start on 2/28. Classes take place at 7 Seas Brewing in Tacoma. Classes are also held at Lowercase Brewing in Seattle. You will find more information here.
Fundamentals of Commercial Brewing Systems introduces students to the world of commercial brewing. You will be exposed to the equipment, processes, and technologies that professional brewers currently use to manage and run breweries of varying sizes. The eight-week course meets weekly for three-hour sessions. To make it more accessible, the course has shifted to a live-via-Zoom format, with support from the University’s learning management system.
Courses start on April 6th and early bird pricing is currently available. You can learn more about the course, the recommended prerequisites, and more here.