About the Program

Schoolcraft College’s Brewing and Distillation Technology program provides detailed knowledge that can jump-start a career in craft beverage or brewing operations or provide the background for an entrepreneur interested in opening a brewpub or microbrewery. Brewing professionals and owners of breweries, brewpubs and distilleries helped design the curriculum to meet industry talent needs and to address issues faced by aspiring entrepreneurs in this growing industry. Vital aspects of the beer and distilled spirits industry, including business, brewing science, operations, product finishing and packaging, draught systems management, beer history and customer service, all are covered.

Credential Offerings

View the links below to read our academic catalog descriptions and a sample plan.

You'll Learn About...

Schoolcraft Brewery

Award-Winning Beer

We’ve won 27 medals in international competitions since 2017. Each instructor has at least 11 years of industry experience so you’ll gain real-world experience.

2020 U.S. Open College Beer Championship

2019 Beer Army Beer Wars

2019 U.S. Open College Beer Championship

2019 US Open Beer Championship

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“This program changed my life and gave me the confidence to pursue my dream. Brewing is now my whole world, and I will be forever grateful to my instructors for their encouragement and direction.”

Meaghan Douglas-Lyman
Brewer for Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak Brewing Company in Dexter

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Learn from the Best

Schoolcraft College’s Brewing and Distillation Technology program offers all the ingredients for success: faculty with extensive and varied experience in the industry, world-class facilities and key industry connections for our students and graduates.

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