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Brewing Science and Service

Brewing Science and Service

The goal of the Brewing Science and Service Certificate Program is to provide graduates with necessary educational coursework and skills to enter into the varied employment opportunities in the industry. The curriculum will prepare graduates for employment in the expanding brewing, microbrewing, and brewpub industries. Hands-on training along with theoretical courses will enhance student knowledge in this specialized field, which includes: brewing technology, operations, sales and management, and advanced beer-related or brewery-related business sectors.

Program Competencies

Program Competencies
  • Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to manage a brewing operation at entry-level of brewer/manager;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws that regulate the brewing industry;
  • Apply sanitation fundamentals and safety regulations as they apply to the brewing industry;
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of beer ingredients and recipes;
  • Demonstrate technical skills needed to brew beer;
  • Determine qualities of specific types and styles of beer;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tasting, judging, and evaluating beer; and
  • Demonstrate computer literacy pertaining to the brewing industry.


Total Degree Credits: 31.0

First Year, Fall Semester
HR 125 - Introduction to Brewing Beer Credit Hours: 3
HR 126 - Brewing Equipment Credit Hours: 3
HR 127 - Brewing Ingredients Credit Hours: 2 
HR 128 - Sensory Evaluation of Beer Credit Hours: 3 
HR 129 - Chemistry of Brewing Beer Credit Hours: 3

First Year, Spring Semester 
HR 130 - Microbiology of Brewing Beer Credit Hours: 3 
HR 131 - Basic Practical Brewing Credit Hours: 3
HR 132 - Brewing Internship - Field Experience Credit Hours: 6*
HR 136 - Sanitation Credit Hours: 2
BU 140 - Introduction to Business Credit Hours: 3

* Student must successfully complete HR125, HR126, HR127, HR128 and HR129 before taking HR132.

Available At:

North Campus

Career Opportunities/Further Education:

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Business and Public Service
Brewing Science and Service

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Brewing Science and Service

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Room S150
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: (716) 851-1391