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Beer Brewer Professional Certificate Class Schedules

Dates and times are tentative and subject to change. Any changes will be posted here and communicated by the instructor. Locations will be posted as confirmed and communicated to students via email.

Activities and dates in bold represent departures from the standard schedule.

Spring 2018 Cohort Schedule
Module/Activity Day Date Time
1: History of Craft Brewing Monday April 2, 2018 6-9 p.m.
1: History of Craft Brewing Monday April 9 6-9 p.m.
2: Intro to Brewing Terminology Monday April 16 6-9 p.m.
2: Intro to Brewing Terminology Monday April 23 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday April 30 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday May 7 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday May 14 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday May 21 6-9 p.m.
4: Old Bust Head Tour (part of Intro to Brewing Tech & Process) Saturday June 2 3 p.m.
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday June 4 6-9 p.m.
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday Jule 11 6-9 p.m.
Field Trip: Final Gravity Tour Monday June 25 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday June 25 6-9 p.m.
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday July 9 6-9 p.m.
5: Equipment, Maint, Packaging & Distrib Monday July 16 6-9 p.m.
5: Equipment, Maint, Packaging & Distrib Monday July 23 6-9 p.m.
5: Equipment, Maint, Packaging & Distrib Monday July 30 6-9 p.m.
6: Intro to Safety & Sanitation Monday August 13 6-9 p.m.
6: Intro to Safety & Sanitation Monday August 20 6-9 p.m.
Field Trip: Copper Fox Tour Sunday August 26 12-3 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday September 10 6-8 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday September 24* 6-8 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday October 1* 6-8 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday October 7* 6-8 p.m.
8: Biology of Yeast & Fermentation Monday October 15 6-9 p.m.
8: Biology of Yeast & Fermentation Monday October 22 6-9 p.m.
8: Biology of Yeast & Fermentation Monday October 29 6-9 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday November 5 6-9 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday November 12 6-9 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday November 19 6-9 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday November 26 6-9 p.m.
Field Trip: Fine Creek Brewing Brew Process Lecture/Observation Sunday December 2 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10: Business & Marketing Plan Monday December 3 6-9 p.m.
10: Business & Marketing Plan Monday December 10 6-9 p.m.
10: Business & Marketing Plan Monday December 17 6-9 p.m.
11: Licensing & Regulation Monday January 7, 2019 6-9 p.m.
11: Licensing & Regulation Monday January 14 6-9 p.m.
Internship with Brewery Partners TBD January-March 20 hours

Additional Dates

  • Student Portfolios Due: March 22, 2019
  • Certificate Ceremony: Early April 2019
* Dates changed as a result of September 17 class cancellation due to tornado activity.
Fall 2018 Cohort Schedule
This Schedule is TENTATIVE
Module/Activity Day Date Time
1: History of Craft Brewing Monday October 8, 2018 6-8 p.m.
1: History of Craft Brewing Monday October 15 6-8 p.m.
2: Intro to Brewing Terminology Monday October 22 6-9 p.m.
2: Intro to Brewing Terminology Monday October 29 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday November 5 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday November 19 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday December 3 6-9 p.m.
3: Intro to Essential Ingredients Monday December 10 6-9 p.m.
4: Old Bust Head Tour (part of Intro to Brewing Tech & Process) Saturday January 12, 2019 3 p.m. 
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday January 14 6-9 p.m.
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday January 28 6-9 p.m.
Field Trip: Final Gravity Tuesday January 29 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday February 4 6-9 p.m.
4: Intro to Brewing Tech & Process Monday February 11 6-9 p.m.
5: Equipment, Maint, Packaging & Distrib Monday February 25 6-9 p.m.
5: Equipment, Maint, Packaging & Distrib Monday March 4 6-9 p.m.
5: Equipment, Maint, Packaging & Distrib Monday March 11 6-9 p.m.
6: Intro to Safety & Sanitation Monday March 18 6-9 p.m.
Field Trip: Copper Fox Sunday March 24 12-3 p.m.
6: Intro to Safety & Sanitation Monday March 25 6-9 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday April 1 6-8 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday April 8 6-8 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday April 15 6-8 p.m.
7: Quality Assurance Monday April 22 6-8 p.m.
8: Biology of Yeast & Fermentation Monday April 29 6-9 p.m.
8: Biology of Yeast & Fermentation Monday May 6 6-9 p.m.
8: Biology of Yeast & Fermentation Monday May 13 6-9 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday May 20 6-9 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday June 3 6-9 p.m.
Field Trip: Fine Creek Brewing Sunday June 9 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday June 10 6-9 p.m.
9: Intro to Beer Styles Monday June 17 6-9 p.m.
10: Business & Marketing Plan Monday June 24 6-9 p.m.
10: Business & Marketing Plan Monday July 1 6-9 p.m.
10: Business & Marketing Plan Monday July 8 6-9 p.m.
11: Licensing & Regulation Monday July 22 6-9 p.m.
11: Licensing & Regulation Monday July 29 6-9 p.m.

Additional Dates

  • Certificate ceremony will be held in early November 2019, date TBA.

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