UVM Craft Beer Continuing Education Programs
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 5-week, fully 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.
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.
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: Summer 2019
Business Models for Your Brewery: Fall 2019
Brew Pub/Taproom & Restaurant Planning: Fall 2019
Maximizing Taproom Sales: Fall 2019
Creating Brewery Events & Community Connections: TBD
Social Media: Handling Difficult Situations & and How to Avoid a Social Media Blow-up: TBD
Members of the national Beer School Advisory Board help us identify topics of relevance to breweries of all sizes and with various training needs. One person from your brewery will also receive one free 5-week course for participating! Learn more.