Beverage Production & Management

The Beverage Production and Management program teaches hospitality law, guest services, food pairing, menu management, brewing equipment and maintenance, beer production, and more. Earn an Associate of Applied Science or certificate and pursue work as a Beverage Manager, Brewer, and more.

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Beverage Management Certificate

Beverage Production & Management is an excellent field if you are seeking a challenging career in a rapidly growing industry.

The Beverage Management Certificate of Completion will prepare you to work in the bar and beverage industry. You will study safety, sanitation, supervisory skills, human relations, purchasing, cost controls, hospitality law, guest services, food pairing and menu management, and other general coursework.

Brewing & Beverage Management (AAS)

The Beverage Production & Management Program will prepare you for a career as a beverage manager working in the beverage and brewing industry. In addition to brewing technology, you will be exposed to the underlying sciences behind beer production, including biology and chemistry courses. You will also be introduced to purchasing, cost controls, marketing, and business/hospitality law.

The associate degree is a four-term program. You will study brewing equipment and technology, draught beer technology, beer recipe formulation, brewing and cellaring skills, safety, sanitation, chemistry, biology and microbiology, supervisory skills, human relations, guest services, food pairing and menu management, and other general coursework. Classes include classroom and lab time.

Brewing Technology Certificate

The Brewing Technology Certificate of Achievement provides you with the knowledge and skills to enter into the brewing industry in entry-level positions. These courses include brewing equipment and maintenance, beer production and styles, food safety principles.

Topics include:

  • Beer production & styles
  • Brewing equipment & maintenance
  • Draught beer technology
  • Brewhouse operations
  • Cellar operations
  • Food safety and workplace safety

You will learn the basics of beer production and recipe formulation and will apply your knowledge of beer production in hands-on laboratory-style classes located both on-campus and in commercial-scale breweries. This Certificate emphasizes the knowledge of equipment, technology, and skills required of entry-level employees in commercial-scale breweries.


More Information

For more information, contact the School of Business and Information Technology Advisor at (505) 224-3811.