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:

IP Protection in Craft Beer
Taught by Matthew McLaughlin, an attorney who has built his practice around assisting, advising, and representing breweries and distilleries, our 5-week, fully online course will examine a range of legal issues involving copyrights, trademarks, and employment law to secure IP. Whether or not you decide to work with an attorney, building this knowledge is necessary to help you avoid making common mistakes and understand how to guide your attorney’s efforts should the need for counsel arise. Learn more.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance in Craft Beer
Staying in compliance is critical for a start-up or existing operation to keep its doors open and continue to manufacture its product. The University of Vermont’s Business of Craft Beer Program is pleased to offer an immersive, 5-week, fully online short course tackling compliance issues surrounding production and inventory, taxes, records, reporting, and more. 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. This class starts on July 17th! 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.