Brewing Education

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers programs related to brewing and distilling beverages, especially craft beer. Our programs focus on the entire craft brewing industry, including production, distribution, marketing, and sales.

Beer Brewing Professional Professional Certificate

We offer the Beer Brewer Professional Certificate in three locations in Virginia:

  • Richmond on the University of Richmond campus
  • Northern Virginia in partnership with Tucked Away Brewing in Manassas and local brewing suppliers
  • Tidewater in partnership with the Coastal Virginia Brewer Alliance on the ODU campus


This course is a distinct complement to our Beer Brewer Professional Certificate Program, guiding participants through the commercial landscape of craft brewing. Over a 10-week online session, learners will delve into brewery business models, strategic and financial planning, and the crafting of marketing and sales strategies, culminating in the development of their own brewery business plan. This program offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, setting the stage for success in the craft brewing business arena.

Every week on Tuesday, starting on 07/09/24 and ending on 09/10/24, Synchronous Online