3 Daughters Brewing Partners With a Local University to Create a Brewing Arts Program - and First Class Graduated

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Unique Brewing Arts Program Offers Online and Hands On Training for Students

“The course offers a tremendous advantage for those who want to work in the industry or someone looking to open a craft brewery,” says Mike Harting, CEO of 3 Daughters Brewing.

On April 21st 2016, the first class graduated from a cutting edge Brewing Arts Program, the result of a collaboration between The University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 3 Daughters Brewing and Great Bay Distributors. The program is designed to offer homebrewers, beer enthusiasts and potential brewery owners the opportunity to gain an in-depth education in the rapidly growing craft beer industry. The curriculum is the first of its kind in Florida and offers 10 online modules taught by USFSP professors and individuals in the brewing industry. Online course work is followed by a unique opportunity for hands-on training at local participating craft breweries.

“The course offers a tremendous advantage for those who want to work in the industry or someone looking to open a craft brewery,” says Mike Harting, CEO of 3 Daughters Brewing. “It opens up a wide range of opportunities and gives participants the foundation to pursue their dream in craft beer.”

With over 25% of students already receiving a local job offer or working in the industry, it is easy to call the program a resounding success. The course offers a wide range of topics including the origins of brewing, the chemistry of malt, hops and water, yeast biology, the brew process, packaging beer, sanitation, working with distributors and how to open a successful brewery.

“Students learn how their craft beers will get to the marketplace,” says Billy Carmen, Vice President of Sales for Great Bay Distributors. “We offer the opportunity to spend time at our organization to gain insight on what the distributor’s role is in the 3 tier system. Considering how fast the industry is growing, understanding this partnership is an important component for success.”

The second Brewing Arts Program class is in progress and the next open registration is for June 2016. To find more information on the program, click here:
http://www.usfsp.edu/brewingarts/about-the-program/

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