Craft Brewing

Alumni - Where are they now?

CWU has students & alumni working in various aspects of the Craft Brewing industry from production brewing, marketing, analytical labs, to brewery operations and owners.

They are or have recently been at the following businesses:

  • Knotted Root Brewing
  • YaYa's Brewing
  • Iron Horse Brewery
  • Bale Breaker Brewing Company
  • Guinness Storehouse, Ireland
  • Virgil Gamache Farms
  • Lumberbeard Brewing
  • Selah Springs
  • Larrabee Lager Co.
  • Wheel Line Cider
  • Whipsaw Brewing
  • Single Hill Brewing
  • Buoy Brewing
  • pFriem Family Brewers
  • Kulshan Brewing
  • Dru Bru
  • HAAS Hop Research and Innovations Center
  • TT's Old Iron Brewing
  • Halcyon Brewing
  • Silver City Brewing
  • FiftyFity Brewing
  • E9 Brewery
  • Ruben's Brews
  • Dancing Penguin Craft Beer
  • Uinta Brewing Co.
  • Ram Pubs & Brewery

Placement Opportunities - Alumni Testimonials

Recent CWU Craft Brewing graduates have found employment with local, national and international brewing companies. Position titles include:

  • Head Brewer
  • Assistant Brewer
  • Brewery Owner
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Cellar Technician
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Communication Coordinator
  • Taproom Manager and Sales Representative
  • Analytical labs within the hop and barley industries

Opportunities for advancement are excellent as CWU Craft Brewing graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of today's brewing industry. Our office receives several emails monthly from breweries wanting to hire our recent graduates.

"The knowledge and connections I gained in my time in the Craft Brewing program has afforded me many different opportunities in the Craft Beer and Hop Industries. Through the program not only did I gain technical knowledge, but I was able to learn from other students and their experiences in the industry as well. From working in a QC lab to building my experience in sensory as a Sensory Scientist to my current position as Research Brewer for one of the largest hop companies in the world, CWU CRBW staff, alumni, and students have been a huge part of my journey and are a big reason why I am where I am today in my career." Sydney Masovero - Yakima Chief Hops


 "The Craft Brewing Program provided me with valuable experiences, education and relationships that have allowed me to perform various roles in the brewing industry. The program had a variety of courses from business classes to microbiology labs that helped me communicate effectively and provide useful information as a Brewer and Quality Lead. I currently work primarily in production brewing and the practical brewing and lab courses I took at CWU gave me the confidence to step into these roles. Lastly, my relationships with my teachers and peers continue to be a resource for employment opportunities and sharing experiences." Robby Williamson - Dru Bru



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