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Craft Brewing, Packaging & Service Operations Certificate

Where artisan brewers and expert operations professional get their start.

With more breweries per square foot than almost anywhere in America, GRCC is ready to meet West Michigan's growing hiring needs in the craft brewing industry.

Why Craft Brewing, Packaging and Service Operations at GRCC?

  • This program allows you to gain fieldwork experience and an internship at a brewer or brewing-related operation.
  • You will acquire the ServSafe Alcohol certification while participating in the program.
  • Upon graduation you will be prepared to take the Certified Beer Server and Cicerone exams.
  • Our on-site brewery, Fountain Hill Brewery, provides hands-on experience into the art, science and technology of brewing, with a focus on
    • Brewing microbiology.
    • Biochemistry.
    • Sensory analysis.
  • This certificate will give you the competitive edge for entry-level positions in service, brewing or management in brew pubs or craft breweries.

Please note:  Several courses in the Craft Brewing program require class field trips and or travel to internship sites. Students are responsible for their own transportation and any cost associated with travel to the field trip sites and/or internship sites.

Age requirement

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission requires that students be 18 or older to enroll in classes in the Craft Brewing, Packaging, and Service Operations Certificate.

See us in action: Register for an upcoming open house!

Learn more about our programs and state-of-the-art facilities:

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 - Noon-2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 2, 2021 - 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 10-11 a.m.

Register for an open house. Until then, check out what we're up to on Facebook.

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