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(Archived) The Business of Craft Beer

Quench your thirst for knowledge in the art of craft beer!

We are excited that our first cohort of the Business of Craft Beer launched in Fall 2018! In this program, students learn the essential business skills needed to be successful in the craft beer industry, with expert instruction from the VCU School of BusinessVCU Brandcenter, and industry partners including Brown Distributing - Richmond, Center of the Universe Brewing Co., Origin Beer Lab, Stone Brewing Richmond, Triple Crossing Brewing Company, Big Spoon Co., and more.

Our program provides a unique experience that merges the classroom with hands-on activities. In addition to a certificate of completion from VCU, students receive a certificate for completing on-site licensee training with a Virginia ABC Special Agent, as well as a Craft Brewers Guild Quality and Safety Certificate through our partnership with the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild.

Business of Craft Beer

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Where: VCU Monroe Park Campus & Local Breweries

All materials and experiences are included.
Registration Fee: $2,495
Payment plans are available.

Discount offers are available for VCU Alumni, and for active-duty military, reservists, Guard members, veterans, and military spouses! Please note, coupon codes cannot be combined.

Limited to participants that are 21 and over at the time of the first meeting.
A valid state issued driver's license or identification card required to participate.

What we have on tap:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Operations and Human Resources
  • Financial Activities
  • Packaging
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Engineering and Maintenance
  • Safety and OSHA

If you have any questions, or would like to receive updates on new course dates for the VCU Craft Beer Certificate program, please email us at:, call our main number at (804) 828-1322, or subscribe here to be added to our email interest list.

Want to find out more? Get in touch.