Craft Brewing & Distilling (AAS-T)

Associate in Applied Science - Transfer
(98-102 credits)

Program Description

Combine your interests in science, technology, business, and creativity in a unique way. Distill spirits and craft signature brews in the fast-growing craft beverage industry. Students in our Craft Brewing & Distilling program work alongside experienced local brewers, distillers, and cider makers to learn what it takes to be a part of this field and develop the industry.

The Craft Brewing and Distilling program prepares students to enter industry with a solid understanding of the science, technology, business, and creative elements that are essential for successful employment in the craft beverage industry. Students will learn about the production process, including the sourcing of raw materials, essential safety and maintenance skills, and the fundamentals of flavor and product analysis. Additionally, students will learn valuable skills related to the business and legal components of the craft beverage industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Craft Brewer
  • Distiller
  • Production Manager
  • Brewery Owner

Special Program Note

Program and Curriculum Questions:

All clothing and supplies must be purchased prior to the first in-person weekend.  
Required Clothing and Supplies

  • Safety Glasses            $15.00
  • Lock for Locker            $8.00
  • Long Pants                  $40.00
  • Closed Toe Shoes       $60.00

Special Program Note: Craft Brewing and Distilling program students attending in-person weekends from outside the area are eligible for a discounted rate at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Tumwater, WA. Once enrolled, students have access to the discount link distributed by Craft Brewing and Distilling program faculty and staff.

MAST Certification: Enrolled Craft Brewing and Distilling students have the opportunity to obtain their MAST certification ($40.00).