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Craft Brewing

College of the Sciences

Why study Craft Brewing?

  • Demand for brewing professionals is increasing
  • Nearly 100% job placement
  • Ideal geographic location in the heart of Washington's hop country

Why CWU?

  • Interdisciplinary knowledge and tools to succeed in an evolving industry
  • Industry connections that enrich your experience
  • Internships with industry leaders
  • Hands-on brewing experience

Course work focus on:

  • Hop research
  • Microbiology
  • Sensory analysis
  • Brewing technology
  • Business of brewing

Who is this program for?

  • Current CWU undergraduates seeking a degree or double-major
  • Current CWU undergraduates seeking a certificate to supplement their degree
  • Incoming freshmen and transfer students seeking a degree in Craft Brewing
  • Craft brewing professionals looking to further develop their skills
  • Working professionals seeking a career change

Our Students

Graduates of both the Bachelor of Science Degree and Craft Brewing Certificate are diverse and hail from around the world. Graduates work at local/regional breweries in production and head brewer positions as well as in research, marketing, and development positions in the hops and brewing industries.


CWU Craft Brewing
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
Ph: 509-963-2731


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