Craft Brewing Academy

Our approach: "From Grain to Glass"

Craft Brewing Academy

Our approach: "From Grain to Glass"

Craft Brewing Academy

Our approach: "From Grain to Glass"

Our Sponsors

“We are proud to be working with industry leaders like our exclusive yeast partner White Labs, and local malt supplier Skagit Valley Malting “.

With the industry expected to grow, demand for knowledgeable brewers has never been higher. If you’ve considered entering the brewing industry, or want to pursue a wider knowledge of the business itself, join the craft brewing program today!

Program Catalog Information
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Program Options

The Craft Brewing Academy is unique in Washington State. The program provides an overview of the craft brewery business—from grain to glass. The certificate program is structured to help students learn brew science theory through hands-on experience in the brew laboratory and at local breweries. The program includes industry professionals in the classroom, industry tours and an internship experience with regional breweries.

Certificate Options

Craft Brewing Certificate (BRW)
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Program Courses

Program Courses
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Outcomes

Graduates of the Craft Brew program will be able to:

  • Show competency in understanding the history of alcohol fer­mentation and the brewing of beer and distilled spirits, and how this history relates to the legacy and future of brewing/distilling.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize brew/distilling house facilities and brewing/distilling equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the microbiology and biochemistry concepts of fermentation pertaining to the brewing of beer and distilled spirits.
  • Analyze and demonstrate the steps in the brewing process – grain handling, malting, yeast and fermentation processes, raw materials and wort production, beer production, quality control, packaging processes, flavor production, and control.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of general physics, fluid dynamics and engineering concepts pertaining to the equipment used in the brewing of beer and distilled spirits.
  • Identify classic and craft-brew beer styles and describe produc­tion of each.
  • Analyze and evaluate business concepts of the brewing industry and the day-to-day activities involved with the operation of a sol­vent brewing/distilling facility.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and brew a beer that meets gen­erally acceptable standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability practices for raw materi­als, water, energy, processing and brewery waste.
Program Costs

Program cost information available for Certificate Options only

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