Virginia Tech Offering Beer Brewer Professional Certificate Course

Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond in collaboration with community partners in Roanoke and Southwest Virginia, offers a beer brewer professional certificate for those interested in entering or advancing in the growing craft beer industry.

The certificate program guides students through the entire craft brewing business, from procuring high quality ingredients and raw materials through the proper handling, processing, packaging and distribution of the final product. The program highlights local, sustainable practices by partnering with Roanoke-area suppliers, breweries and distributors.

Students who complete the certificate program will be well prepared to enter the craft brewing industry in a variety of roles, from procurement and supply chain management to beer server to brewmaster. By collaborating with local partners, earning the certificate positions graduates well to start or advance their career in the beer brewing industry.

Participants for the year-long certificate program will be selected via application process. Applications are currently open at