CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/newsen-usVeterans Day Brew @ Ellensburg Breweryhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2512Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:45:54<h4 style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">When: November 11, 2022</span></span></h4> <h4 style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Time: starting at 7:00am until finished</span></span></h4> <h4 style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Where: 206 N Main Street, Ellensburg WA <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/gaVjothfmZ1JhCFg8" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">https://goo.gl/maps/gaVjothfmZ1JhCFg8</a></span></span></h4> <h4 style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Want to participate? (have room for about 15 people): send <a href="mailto:ruben.cardenas@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">ruben.cardenas@cwu.edu</a> a note that you hope to attend.</span></span></h4> <h4 style="margin: 0in;">&nbsp;</h4> <h4 style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Beer style: Hazy IPA with veteran blend from YCH and other hops/ingredients to be determined.</span></span></h4> </h4 style="margin: 0in;"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></h4 style="margin: 0in;"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></h4 style="margin: 0in;"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></h4 style="margin: 0in;"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></a href="mailto:ruben.cardenas@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"></h4 style="margin: 0in;"></h4 style="margin: 0in;"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Learn to Homebrew Day is November 5th!!https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2511Mon, 03 Oct 2022 15:42:55<p>In 1999, Learn To Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association to promote the most rewarding, and delicious activity of all time &mdash; homebrewing.&nbsp; On the first Saturday in November, thousands of people celebrate Learn to Homebrew Day. Homebrewers worldwide brew beer and learn about the hobby of homebrewing.</p> <p>Official Homebrew Day 2022 recipe: <a href="https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.homebrewersassociation.org%2Fhomebrew-recipe%2Flthd22-hoppy-amber-ale%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7CStacey.Ferris%40cwu.edu%7C34545532e05947c369f708daa2fb1f01%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C638001496693683062%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=LdkJn92DR8yJO4yQX%2FGZPf3dRDrI0cRAFRZZsXexOTw%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/lthd22-hoppy-amber-ale/</a></p> <p>Extract Homebrewing tutorials: <a href="https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.homebrewersassociation.org%2Fcategory%2Ftutorials%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7CStacey.Ferris%40cwu.edu%7C34545532e05947c369f708daa2fb1f01%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C638001496693839292%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=3SqswFOfYZbi8AHyAr0MncrEBM78j23Imwxt%2B3mXABk%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/category/tutorials/</a></p> <p style="margin:0in"><img alt="" src="/craft-brewing/sites/cts.cwu.edu.craft-brewing/files/Home%20Brew%20day.JPG" style="width: 329px; height: 444px;" /></p> </p style="margin:0in">CLS Hop and Organic Fruit Farm collaborates with the BREW Club!https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2510Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:27:02<p>CLS Hop and Organic Fruit Farm in the Moxie Valley, Yakima is currently collaborating with CWU BREW Club and the Craft Brewing Program!&nbsp; CLS is providing feedback on BREW Club experimental beers using CLS proprietary El Dorado hops and public varieties, such as Centennial hops.&nbsp; Their feedback will provide much-needed applied experience for our Craft Brewing students who will soon be entering the hops and brewing industries.</p> <p>The Club also has on tap a rotating kombucha and other non-alcoholic traditional and experimental beverage.</p> <p style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FCWUCraftBrew%2Fposts%2F4490713087652872&amp;show_text=true&amp;width=500" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FCWUCraftBrew%2Fposts%2F4490713087652872&amp;show_text=true&amp;width=500</a></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in;">&nbsp;</p> </p style="margin: 0in;"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"></p style="margin: 0in;">“The craft brewing industry is currently amidst a reckoning.”https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2509Tue, 25 May 2021 12:30:14<p style="margin:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvinepair.com%2Farticles%2Fbeer-industry-harassment-collective-action%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7CStacey.Ferris%40cwu.edu%7Ccb8a306aaff84c57849708d91f9f2ee0%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637575590805308262%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=G7KdEM119jtSwp1ZzmlGwjLdqwMUC1eR5wCvFkFY1xM%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-industry-harassment-collective-action/</a></span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The future is looking amber-colored for CWU students - CWU Observerhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2508Mon, 26 Apr 2021 16:19:23<p>https://cwuobserver.com/18079/scene/the-future-is-looking-amber-colored-for-cwu-students/</p> CWU Craft Brewing Classes Will Be Available to All Students This Fallhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2507Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:55:03<p>https://youtu.be/5PuOiHTBSTk</p> <p>The&nbsp;Craft Brewing&nbsp;(CRBW) program at Central Washington University has always been a big draw for science majors. But unless students were enrolled in the&nbsp;College of the Sciences&nbsp;(COTS), they weren&rsquo;t able to learn about the inner workings of the profession.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s all about to change this fall.</p> <p>In an effort to appeal to more students across campus, CRBW &mdash; the only four-year craft brewing degree program on the West Coast &mdash; no longer requires that students who enroll in the courses be from COTS. They also dropped the physics requirements from the Bachelor of Science degree and added some new general-interest courses, such as Beer Styles of the World.&nbsp;</p> <p>The faculty is hoping these recent adjustments will create more interest among non-science majors in the fall, both for the CRBW major and minor.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our main goal is to help biologists, chemists, and nutritionists find jobs in the industry,&rdquo; said CRBW instructor Eric Foss. &ldquo;But we also want to work with business majors and marketing people. We think the classes are a good fit for hospitality and tourism majors, too, because they can combine their brewing knowledge with their business backgrounds.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Foss explained that many recent program graduates have gone on to careers in both brewing and hops research. Meanwhile, biologists and Wine Studies majors who also earn a CRBW minor have landed in quality-control positions at wineries and breweries around the Northwest.</p> <p>&ldquo;The minor just helps students understand the process better,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;They get a lot of chemistry and hands-on experience so they can become more fluent in the world of brewing. The more hands-on learning they receive, the more they can talk about their experiences as professionals.&rdquo;</p> <p>CRBW Director Eric Graham believes that the focus on experiential learning is what has set the CWU program apart since it was introduced as a two-year certificate in 2009 (it became a four-year program in 2016).</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s what our program is all about &mdash; the hands-on component of brewing,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;You can get a brewing certificate online, but you&rsquo;re not getting the full picture. We believe students need to be in the lab, doing fermentation experiments and learning about microbiology and biochemistry. We also show them first-hand all the systems the breweries are using every day.&rdquo;</p> <p>As a result, most CRBW graduates hit the ground running. The program&rsquo;s industry connections have provided&nbsp;alumni with jobs all over the region as brew masters, hops research scientists, and quality control technicians.</p> <p>Graham said the program boasts a &ldquo;better than 100%&rdquo; job placement rate because, even with all of the recent graduates CRBW has delivered to the industry, the breweries&nbsp;in Central Washington are still looking to fill positions.</p> <p>&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t have enough graduates to supply them right now,&rdquo; Graham said. &ldquo;But it&rsquo;s not just brewers; there&rsquo;s also a huge demand for lab technicians, media representatives, researchers, and more. This degree really opens up a wide range of career opportunities.&rdquo;</p> <p>If you are interested in learning more about CRBW&rsquo;s course offerings for Fall 2021, visit&nbsp;cwu.edu/craft-brewing. For more information, email&nbsp;craftbrewing@cwu.edu.</p> <p>Media contact:&nbsp;David Leder, Department of Public Affairs,&nbsp;David.Leder@cwu.edu, 509-963-1518.</p> <p>http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-craft-brewing-classes-will-be-available-all-students-fall</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Rebuilding CWU Craft Brewing Program Gets a Reprieve for 2021https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2503Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:12:05President Signs Law to Permanently Reduce Federal Excise Tax for Small Brewershttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2502Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:33:54<p>On December 27, the president signed into law the year-end legislative package that includes targeted COVID-19 relief and language from the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), making the existing federal excise tax rates for small and independent breweries permanent.</p> <p>Full article in <a href="http://https://www.brewersassociation.org/association-news/president-signs-year-end-package/">Brewers Association News</a></p> Rebuilding CWU Craft Brewing Program Gets a Reprieve for 2021https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2501Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:06:41<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/craft-brewing/sites/cts.cwu.edu.craft-brewing/files/images/Craft%2520Brewing_1.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 219px;" /></p> <p align="center" style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">CWU Craft Brewing student&nbsp;Karina Morel Ugalde practices her brewing technique.</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <div align="center" style="margin-top:22.5pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:22.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 8pt"> <hr align="center" size="1" width="100%" /></div> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Central Washington University&rsquo;s&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#a30f37">Craft Brewing</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&nbsp;program has a new lease on life this fall after rumors surfaced that it may be going away.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Director Eric Graham and his team were told earlier this year not to recruit new students for the popular CWU program, which offers the only four-year craft-brewing degree on the West Coast.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">But all of those fears faded&nbsp;this month when the </span><span style="color:black">College of the Sciences gave Craft Brewing the green light to seek new enrollment for 2021. One of the reasons for the reprieve, Graham said, was an enormous show of support from the Northwest craft brewing industry &mdash; specifically from Central Washington.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">To read<a href="http://www.cwu.edu/rebuilding-cwu-craft-brewing-program-gets-reprieve-2021"> full story </a></span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="text-align: center;"></p align="center" style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></div align="center" style="margin-top:22.5pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:22.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#a30f37"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black">Spotlight: CWU's First-in-Washington Craft Brewing Programhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2500Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:27:18<p>With more than 5,000 craft breweries in the United States and more than 330 in Washington state alone, the beer industry has become increasingly competitive. Breweries are desperate for people with an intimate knowledge of the brewing process and the science behind it.</p> <p>Answering that demand is Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg, which now offers a craft brewing certificate and bachelor of science in craft brewing programs. Both are the first of their kind in Washington state.</p> <p>Read more of this story in <a href="https://www.seattlebusinessmag.com/business-operations/spotlight-cwus-first-washington-craft-brewing-program">Seattle Business</a>.</p>