Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials

Turn your passion into a career

Ready to get serious about craft beer? Whether you’re a home brewer or aspiring business owner, our craft beer courses and certificate program will provide you with a solid foundation in the art, science and business of brewing.

  • Take conveniently scheduled evening and weekend courses
  • Experience a blend of in-class training and tours of local breweries
  • Explore all aspects of craft beer from production to sales
  • Learn from brewing industry professionals  


Final course offerings have now been scheduled. No course in this program will be available beyond final dates listed. View more details.



Evenings, weekends

5-7 weeks/course


Take our craft beer courses one at a time to suit your work schedule.

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September 2019

3 Introduction to Brewing BREW110 BREW110-SU11971

October 2019

15 Craft Beer Business Fundamentals BREW130 BREW130-SU11971

January 2020

14 Quality Assessment of Beer BREW220 BREW220-SU12011

February 2020

26 Brewing Sciences Laboratory BREW410 BREW410-SU12011

Part-Time Certificate Program


5 courses

Evenings, weekends

Finish in 10 months


Through lectures, assignments and lab work, our hands-on Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials Certificate can prepare you to launch or further your career in the craft beer industry in as little as nine months.

You'll learn about:

  • Steps in the process of commercial beer production
  • The principles of operating and marketing a craft beer business
  • Standard approaches to assessing beer quality
  • Ingredient development for beer production

Is this program for you?

We've designed our certificate for anyone interested in developing their practical knowledge of the craft beer industry. Our students include:

  • Home brewers wanting formal training
  • Recent graduates planning to launch a career in craft beer
  • Craft beer entrepreneurs in need of foundational knowledge
  • Professionals building their expertise in beer production, operations, marketing or sales