Courses

This 10-week beer tasting course is designed to take students on an exploration through the world of beer.


September 20, 2021 to November 22, 2021, 7 Seas Tacoma Taproom
September 20, 2021 to November 22, 2021, Lowercase Seattle Taproom
Part 1 of 2. In this first 10-weeks you will get the foundations of the industry from a business owners perspective as you start working towards your business plan.


February 1, 2022 to April 5, 2022, Upstairs Events Room
Part 2 of 2. In this second 10-weeks you will pull together the elements learned in this course and present your business plan and elevator pitch for your brewery.


April 12, 2022 to June 14, 2022, Upstairs Events Room
A virtual tasting of five different beer styles from breweries that started in Washington before 1990.


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Zoom
The Fundamentals of Commercial Brewing will introduce you to the world of commercial brewing. You will be exposed to the equipment, processes and technologies that professional brewers use currently to manage and run breweries of varying sizes. Hands-on brewing sessions are included of the curriculum for context, however, the primary focus will remain on production management and brewery material flow.


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This half-day workshop provides participants with a repeatable process and practical tools to make their hiring and onboarding practices more reliably effective. We'll cover all nine steps of the hiring process (analyzing the position through making the job offer), as well as a straightforward onboarding process that will support newly-hired employees in becoming full contributors in record time.


Friday, August 20, 2021, Zoom
Critical to Quality (CTQ) trees are a simple but effective tool for translating customer feedback/needs into specific, actionable, measurable performance requirements. While it is used most often in Lean Six Sigma, CTQ trees are useful in a variety of situations: developing a new product, launching a project, becoming more competitive in your market, etc. This one-hour webinar covers the basics of uncovering your customer's CTQs and creating a basic CTQ tree.


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Certificate Programs

A six-month, 60 hour program that spans all stages of business development in the craft brewing industry, from finding funding and managing finances to building marketing strategies and managing operations. No application required and courses must be taken in order. Must be 21+ years old.