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Brewery Operations

Craft breweries and brewpubs have become a significant component of Colorado’s culture and economy. Despite 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, brew pub management and related operations positions.

With multiple degree and non-degree options, the beer industry degrees and certificates in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events blends the art and science of brewing beer with the hospitality knowledge and operational skills required for employment after program completion. Whether you are pursuing your first degree, wanting to enhance a prior degree or seeking professional development, MSU Denver has an opportunity for you to gather distinctive, hands-on education and experiences.

By partnering with the Tivoli Brewing Company, located on the Auraria Campus in the Tivoli Student Union, MSU Denver’s program provides students with access to this 28,000 (annual) barrel capacity brewing, bottling, and distribution center. By integrating training facilities within the commercial brewery and tap house, students hone critical industry skills on high quality large scale and pilot systems. Through this partnership with Tivoli Brewing Company and a host of other Colorado craft brewing and related industry partners, students receive exceptional instruction and experiential learning opportunities from faculty and industry partners that are unmatched by other programs across the country.


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