Looking to keep abreast of current best business practices and strategies to improve your brewery’s operation? Offer affordable training to your team through our accelerated online brewery business courses.

As the craft beer industry evolves and competition grows, a brewery’s team must be on their game in all areas of brewery finance, marketing, beer sales, creation of successful taproom events, use of social media for brand building—among many other timely and pertinent business topics.

Drive your brewery’s growth by investing in your people through UVM’s accessible and economical online training programs.

Course Offerings:

Business Models for Your Brewery
This 4-week, fully online Business of Craft Beer short course will explore the various operating models of breweries that currently exist or have evolved into relevance. Topics will include the legal and monetary obligations of each at the startup phase, typical cash inflows and outflows, sample financial statement design for each model, and tax obligations. Learn More.

Financing Your Start-up Brewery
The main objective of this 5-week online class is to present, in detail, a number of the financing options for your startup brewery to allow you to choose the model that will fit your concept and needs best. Learn how to compare and contrast different financing options and interact not only with our instructor Maria Pearman, but also with our guest speakers including attorneys, bankers, brewery owners, and investors. Learn more.

Maximizing Taproom Revenue
Taught by Kary Shumway, the founder of Beer Business Finance and Craft Brewery Finance, our 100% online course will expose you to strategies and tactics to increase brewery taproom sales and profitability. Learn how to create a chart of accounts to further measure and improve your bottom line, and what features to look for when choosing a Point of Sale System. By the end of the course, you will know the best practices and how to utilize templates to help you project your taproom sales, margins, and operating costs. This class starts on October 9th! Learn more.