Beer Brewer Professional Certificate

Immerse yourself in Richmond’s craft brewing industry.

The Ingenuity Within Us Advances RVA's Brewing Industry

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Richmond has become known for its craft brewing. Even before Vinepair named Richmond the world’s top beer destination for 2018, we knew RVA was the place to explore the craft brewing industry.

In response, the University of Richmond has partnered with dozens of local breweries to offer the region’s premier brewing education program.

University of Richmond’s Beer Brewer Professional Certificate

Our Beer Brewer Professional Certificate is designed for those seeking to enter into the craft beer industry, or to advance an existing brewing industry career. The year-long program includes 11 instructional modules and 4 hands-on field experiences.

Instructional modules cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Brewing
  • Brew Science & the Brewery Processes
  • Brewing as a Business

You’ll complete the program with brewing skills and recipes along with insider knowledge from instructors who work in local breweries. Field experiences provide you the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the craft brewing industry, and also provide contacts within the craft brewing industry.

You don’t have to leave your current job to enter the program — classes are offered online or in person on evenings and weekends.

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Hands-On Experience

Students in the Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program collaborated with Three Notch'd Brewing RVA Collab House to brew Pumpkin Spiced Latte, a pumpkin-spiced amber ale conditioned with locally roasted Rostov Mocha Java coffee.

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