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Learn the beer industry at MSU Denver

The Auraria campus was home to one of the largest production breweries in the West--the Tivoli Brewing Company. Now, a craft brewery will re-introduce Tivoli beer to the world with an on-campus craft brewery.
The Auraria campus was home to one of the largest production breweries in the West--the Tivoli Brewing Company. Now, a craft brewery will re-introduce Tivoli beer to the world with an on-campus craft brewery.

Craft breweries and brewpubs have become a significant component of Colorado’s culture and economy. Because of the industry’s high rate of growth, our brewing industry partners have reported a need for university educated employees trained in brewing, brewery operations, sales and distribution, brewpub management and related operations positions.

With multiple degree and non-degree options, the brewing program in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events blends the art and science of brewing beer with the hospitality knowledge and operational skills desired by the beer and brewing industry.

A distinctive program in downtown Denver

The program supports students pursuing their first degree, those wanting to enhance a prior degree or those seeking professional or personal development in the field. With input from our industry advisory council incorporated into the curriculum, the program goes beyond brewing and traditional classrooms to provide opportunities for unique, hands-on experiences within the Colorado craft and large-scale brewing industry.

Situated in the heart of downtown Denver on the Auraria Campus, the University’s central location within Colorado and the nation offers students access to a considerable number of experiential learning opportunities. Students engage with breweries, restaurants, distributors and hotels within a few miles of the city center. They benefit from numerous career opportunities throughout the Front Range and Rocky Mountain region.