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Virginia Tech is tapping into southwest Virginia's growing craft beer industry by creating opportunities for brewery owners, managers and professionals to advance their career.

Our Business of Brewing workshop is a 5-day class designed for brewers, entrepreneurs and connoisseurs who wish to understand the essentials of opening a craft brewery. It is open annually to 15 participants and is taught by successful brewers, owners and business professionals.

Know the difference between an IPA and ESB? Curious about the ingredients that go into beer? Our Essentials of Craft Beer will broaden your understanding of the boom in craft brewing by exploring the ingredients, styles, processes and history of beer. It's a one-day class perfect for the craft-curious!

SKOL! (that's Cheers! - in Viking speak) We've partnered with Atheling Meadworks to bring you a hands-on Mead Making Workshop. You'll get to take home your very own fermenter - and the know-how to make the world's oldest alcoholic beverage.

Sometimes it's okay to break the rules, but when it comes to Craft Beer Laws & Regulations, we get serious.

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