A Craft Brewery Business School
Business of Craft Beer
UVM’s program was one of the nation’s first brewery business schools. Our mission is to help aspiring brewery owners and staff develop the business acumen to successfully start and operate a thriving local brewery.
After this upcoming spring season, the current Business of Craft Beer courses will no longer be available. If you’ve been considering this program, now is your chance to enroll. Use these valuable resources today and seize the opportunity before it’s gone!
Why the adjustment? The craft beverage market is dynamic, and always in flux. Naturally, our educational modules need to adapt and grow in sync. We’re in the process of crafting new, groundbreaking programs designed to cater to the escalating needs of the business and entrepreneurial landscape.
While designed for brewery start-ups, our program also serves current staff who are ready for expansion and business skill-building. You will gain essential business and operations skills needed to start and run a successful brewery business, including brewery finance, marketing, and operations.
The Business of Craft Beer program applies equally well to those interested in launching a cidery, meadery, or distillery.
All courses are led by industry experts, representing small and large breweries, distributors, and consultants and serve as your instructors. You’ll gain access to industry leaders as they join our weekly discussions and offer valuable insights. Develop your plan to launch or expand a current brewery with guidance from some of the best minds in today’s craft beer industry.
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“The Business of Craft Beer Certificate program at UVM prepared me significantly for every step of the brewery planning process…from startup capital and crowdfunding, all the way to distribution systems…UVM’s program provided me with the knowledge to feel confident in taking the leap from a home brewery to a commercial brewery.”Steffen S. Johnson, Founder/Owner, Anawan Brewing Company, Massachusetts