Student-brewed beers win three more medals in national competitions

July 20, 2018

Schoolcraft College’s Brewing and Distillation program continued its streak of national awards for its student-brewed beers as it recently won a gold and two silver medals at two national beer competitions. At the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Schoolcraft College won a gold medal in the Pale Ale category for its American Harvest Pale Ale and a silver medal in the English Bitter category for its You Bitter Beware. The college also won a silver medal in the Bavarian Category at the U.S. Open College Beer Championship for its Czech Pilsner.

The recent medals are in addition to eight other medals won in 2018 at the Beer Army Beer Wars, World Beer Cup and the World Expo of Beer.

Four beers lined up on a table

The Brewing and Distillation Technology Certificate is intended for those who are interested in starting a career in brewing, expanding their current brewing knowledge, or considering opening a brewpub or microbrewery. The curriculum for the 24 credit-hour Brewing and Distillation Certificate has been designed with direct input from craft beverage professionals. Courses focus on Brewing Science, Beer Styles and Flavors, Brewhouse Operations and Technology, Beverage Management and Service and Marketing.

The beers are also available to be purchased by the community in six-packs, howlers and growlers at the American Harvest Brew Pub in the VisTaTech Center. For more information about the BrewPub, visit For more information about the Brewing and Distillation Certificate program, visit