Register for the following courses over the course of 16-week as one complete program.
- Foundations of Craft Beer
- Introduction to the Craft Beer Industry
- Front of House Beer Management
- Promoting Beer as a Brand Ambassador
- Food and Beer Pairing (Elective)
- Business of Craft Beer Capstone
Complete program dates:
Thursday, Jan. 24 to May 29, 2019
18 weeks, 2 nights per week, 6 to 9 p.m
Students can choose to take all courses within one track in a single term or take specific courses at their own pace.
Call to register and receive the bundled fee of $1,599 at (630) 942-2208
Learn to navigate beer tradition, beer styles and terminology. This course covers
an overview of brewing, beer history and traditional beer styles, as well as an introduction
to food and beer pairing ideas.
Gain an overview of the craft beer industry, including the various roles involved
and how they work together. Cover all of the basics of beer, from brewing history
and beer ingredients to how beer is brewed. Also, explore beer styles, off-flavor
tastings, beer evaluation, terminology and equipment. Students who pass this course
will be eligible to take the Certified Beer Server® exam at a discounted rate of $29.
This course is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone® Certification Program.
Cover topics related to taproom/brewpub management, including: draught maintenance, staff management, guest relations, beer fest logistics and alcohol server best practices.
Monday, April 15 to May 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Skeleton Key Brewery, Woodridge, IL
Instructors: Emily Slayton and Paul Slayton, Skeleton Key Brewery
Join us on a six-week journey through the art of pairing beer and food. Learn about beer ingredients, styles and flavors. Each week you will be led through a tasting session. By the end of the course, gain and understanding of how flavors in food and beer complement each other and the knowledge to choose the right beer to accompany your meal.
Tuesday, March 12 to April 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
On campus in Glen Ellyn
Gain a working knowledge of social media and promotions. Develop skills you can use in the taproom, at events and online. Discuss branding, messaging, audience, social media platforms, basic strategy, and image and video creation.
Thursday, March 7 to April 11, 6 to 9 p.m.
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A07
Instructor: Don DiBrita, Beer Dogging
Complete your training with this final capstone course, which will synthesize previous coursework into a final product. Gain hands-on experience in the industry, showcase your knowledge and display your abilities. Network with industry professional and prepare for potential employment opportunities. Exclusive volunteer experience as a part of Illinois Craft Beer Week incorporated into course curriculum. Please note: Prior to enrolling in this course, you must complete four of the required courses or have permission from the program manager.
Wednesday, April 17 to May 29, 6 to 9 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 and off-campus locations
Instructor: Vikki Reid, BuckleDown Brewing Company
To learn more, contact Danielle Kuglin Seago, program manager, at (630) 942-2412 or email@example.com.
If you are interested in teaching courses for the Business of Craft Beer training program or hosting a course at your facility, please contact Danielle Kuglin Seago, program manager, at (630) 942-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of DuPage Continuing Education
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
Contact Continuing Education
To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu. You may also register online. To view our complete program listing, see the Summer 2019 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.