Your New Future Starts With a Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer

San Diego’s status as the Craft Beer Capital of the U.S. is reflected in the popularity of our Business of Craft Beer certificate program. Courses always fill to capacity, so you’ll want to be online and ready when registration opens at 9 am on July 30.

Why is the program so popular? Graduate Michael Peacock shares his enthusiasm and insights in this interview. He’s also the program’s first-ever student turned instructor.

Connoisseurs, home brewers, servers, and beer professionals can all benefit:

  • Gain the skills you need to enter the craft beer industry
  • Grow professionally if you’re already in the industry
  • Increase your craft beer literacy, valuable in any hospitality sector
  • Network with the local brewing community and make important connections

Upcoming Courses. Register July 30 at 9 am.

Must be 21 years of age to register.
Classes are held at SDSU and local breweries.

Exploring Craft Beer
Wednesdays, August 26-Oct. 7, 6-9 pm (no class 9/23)
Note: This is a prerequisite for all other courses.

Craft Beer and Food Pairing
Thursdays, August 27-Oct. 1, 6-9 pm (no class 9/24)

Brewery Start-Up I: Readiness
Tuesdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 6-9 pm

Beer and Wine: Service and Selling
Saturdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 9 am-12 pm
Note: Open to both Beer and Wine Program Students

Beer Styles II
Wednesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, 6-9 pm (no class 11/11 or 11/25)
Prerequisite: Beer Styles I

Marketing Craft Beer
Thursdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19, 6-9 pm

Beer Styles I
Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 15, 6-9 pm (no class 11/3)

The Business of Distribution
Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 am-4 pm

Draught Systems
Mondays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 6-9 pm

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