In light COVID-19, our in-person craft beer programming is currently paused. We invite you to indicate your interest above so that we can add you to our email list.
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View the suggested shopping list for optional tastings for the Craft Beer Essentials Online course.
In light COVID-19, our in-person craft beer programming is currently paused. We invite you to indicate your interest under Stay Connected so that we can add you to our email list.
What we have on tap
VCU Continuing and Professional Education has partnered with on-campus and industry partners to offer the VCU Craft Beer Certificate Program, a noncredit certificate of completion in the art of craft beer. The program provides an exciting opportunity for knowledge expansion of the craft beer industry.
- In the Craft Beer Essentials Online course, you will learn about the types and styles of craft beer, the history of each, and the regional history of craft beer. The course is offered via Zoom, and we are pleased to provide you with a shopping list of beers to purchase, if you'd like to take part in the opportunity to taste a variety of types and styles of beer. After two evenings, you will walk away with a new understanding and love for craft beer. As an added bonus, every registrant will receive a copy of instructor Lee Graves' latest book, Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft's Golden Age. Check back for future dates.
- Students in the Business of Craft Beer program earn a Certificate of Completion from VCU; a certificate for licensee training completion with the Virginia ABC; and a Craft Brewers Guild Quality and Safety Certificate in partnership with the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. This unique experience integrates classroom and experiential learning, with on-site experiences taught by industry experts. Check back for future dates.
Courses and events are limited to participants who are 21 years of age and over. A valid state-issued driver's license or identification card will be required to participate in the Craft Beer Essentials Online course or the Business of Craft Beer.
Discounts are available for VCU Alumni, VCU and VCU Health employees, active-duty military, reservists, Guard members, veterans, and military spouses. Please note, coupon codes cannot be combined with other discounts/coupons or waivers, and will not be retroactively applied. For enrollment assistance, or applicable coupon codes, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 828-1322.