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Old 06-15-2005, 03:16 AM   #1
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I was wondering - what do the brewmasters get degrees in? Chemistry? Biology? Or are there actual brewing schools out there? In short, how does one go about getting his foot in the door of the industry?

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UC-Davis has a pretty well known program, as does Weihenstephaner in Germany. There's another here in the US, but I can't think of who offers it at the moment.

~Edit: Duh, it's right there in that article....it's the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago.

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Seibel Institute
California Brewers Guild
American Brewers Guild
UC-Davis

most have a cbt degree too. i think they are about 27 weeks for the brewers apprentice programs. they have a deal with breweries/brewpubs around the country that they use to do the hands-on training for the people that do the cbt. believe me, i've looked at it long and hard............

i've seen some with chemistry degrees, food sciences degrees, and some that worked by day learning to brew at a brew pub, and waited tables at the brewpub night. i'd do it in a heart beat!!!!!

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Old 07-10-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
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brewing degree?ask HOMEBREWER 99-i think he has one.or he thinks he has one.

Remarks like that aren't going to get you anywhere on this forum.

Why would you even say anything like that?
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well, it's like this - I've been studying music, but I'm changing my major and I want to eventually build a craft brewery. I'm thinking business school with a minor in biology would be a good choice? Maybe I could take a semester off and do one of the brewing programs. Thanks for the input guys.

and maybe a dumb question - what's a cbt degree? lol thanks

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I have looked into the same degree and still am. I'm in school at CSU in fort collins, co where new belguim brewery calls home. Anyways, you want a undergrad degree in chem, biochem, or microbiology. You can really major in anything as long as you have a background in chem and bio.This background will make the terminology way easier in any brewery program. Personally im studying microbiology, for I think that offers the best way. I have all the biology and chemistry background needed and I get to learn all the little pathways our yeasty friends conduct to make beer! In the end, the background is hugely important however you get it. Good Luck!

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and maybe a dumb question - what's a cbt degree? lol thanks
computer based training = distance education. sorry, my work terminology sometimes crosses over to the good side. we use CBT for all kinds of junk.
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if you want to operate your own enterprise... i'd suggest a course of business study

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I'm thinkin, I've basically narrowed my options down to two paths: and they go alike this:

1) business school @ IU w microbiology minor - I think that I could kick some serious ass on the business side of the spectrum, and if I took one of the courses in Chicago or maybe even UC-davis and brewed all thru college I could be ok.

option 2) fermentation science degree from Oregon St - does anyone know anything about this place? I checked it out online and they look like the bomb! But, that would prepare me for work in a brewery, but not how to run one.


decisions, decisions, decisions. Anyone feel like spittin some advice?


and cbt - sounds like it would be hard on the eyes lol

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