Central Washington University will host its first beer brewing competition on Tuesday, May 14. Four teams of CWU craft brewing students will present their beers and marketing plans, which will be evaluated by panel of judges. The winning team will have their beer commercially produced and sold by the competition’s sponsor, Seattle’s Odin Brewing Company.
“Students gain the real world experience of producing a commercially viable beer, how to scale up from a pilot beer, and develop a marketing plan,” said Steve Wagner, CWU Craft Beer Trade Certificate advisor. “All the teams will gain feedback on beers and marketing ideas.”
CWU’s Craft Beer Trade Certificate program provides students with an overview of the art, science, technology, and business aspects of the craft beer industry. The four, ten-week courses involve laboratory work, hands-on experience, lectures, field trips, and industry speakers.
Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, firstname.lastname@example.org