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Craft Brewing

You’re a creative at heart. You want to make something flavorful and new, and there’s no better way to do that than earning a certificate in craft brewing with Regis University. While craft brewing is new as a course of study, it has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry nationwide – and the state of Colorado continues to lead the way. Earning your certificate in the brewing trade through Regis puts you at the center of this world, with networking opportunities, a burgeoning job market and more. So, no matter your goal — whether it’s to be a professional brewer or are a professional-level homebrew enthusiast — you’ll have everything you need to create inventive and delicious new beers.

    Why Pursue a Craft Brewing Certificate with Regis?

    Regis Applied Craft Brewing students build their knowledge of the chemistry, calculations, combinations and ratios of ingredients for brewing by combining scientific basics, American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBS) lab methods, lectures from industry experts and hands-on mentorship from local brewers. The program culminates in an internship at a local brewery, giving students the opportunity to test their new skills, get a foot in the craft brew door and make valuable industry connections. Graduates also have the opportunity to become certified beer judges through the national Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). So, if you want to know how malt, hops, yeast and water impact the aroma and flavor of beer — and celebrate the individuality of beer, community and craft brew culture — consider getting your Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing from Regis University.

    How Will You Build Your Story?

    Explore our craft brewing programs to find out.

    What Sets Regis Craft Brewers Graduates Apart

    As you perfect your brew at Regis University, here are some unique qualities about our craft brew certificate program—and the Colorado beer community—that will help advance your career:

    • Classes are taught in a hybrid format online and on campus
    • Classes are taught part-time, which is ideal for working adults or students who need a flexible schedule
    • All certificate program graduates will become certified beer judges through the national BJCP
    • Colorado is home to 334 breweries, employing more than 7,000 individuals
    • Brewery employment in Colorado is five times greater than the national average
    • Over 20,000 people work in the craft brewing industry in Colorado alone

    A Recipe for Greatness

    When you pursue your craft brewing certificate at Regis University, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Colorado’s community of more than 7,000 brewers through hands-on experience at one of the state's hundreds of breweries. You’ll gain a wealth of new knowledge through courses that teach both the biological science behind the basics of brewing, and the business acumen necessary to run a profitable and successful brewery.


    Faculty Spotlight

    Matthew Peetz, Program Director

    Program Director Matthew Peetz is an experienced brewer, professional beer judge, biologist and consultant to the brewing industry. He is an expert in yeast propagation and is the owner of a yeast propagation laboratory that provides high-quality liquid yeast to craft brewers in the Colorado area. In his spare time, he enjoys homebrewing, ultra-running and reading science fiction.

    Build Your Online Experience

    Regis is the only modern, Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain region, but Rangers can live and learn anywhere. Designed for adult and working professionals, most online classes follow accelerated five or eight-week schedules. Programs also start up to six times per year, meaning you can pursue your education on your own schedule.

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