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Brewers guild...
« on: November 24, 2012, 12:01:10 PM »
Anyone ever gone through this program..?
I'm slightly interested on any details anyone has for me? Thanks guys

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 12:47:06 PM »
There is a waiting period to be accepted to the program.
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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 01:57:35 PM »
I'm aware of that

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 02:59:46 PM »
Have you posted over at ProBrewer? You'll probably hear from an ABG grad or two within a few minutes.
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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 03:05:59 PM »
Haven't

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 09:47:02 AM »
I just (November) completed the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program at the American Brewers Guild. I enrolled back in July 2010. Since I live in Albany, NY, the on-site residential week in Middlebury, VT at Drop-In Brewing Co. was not far to travel, but many classmates came from all over for that week.

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 11:20:25 AM »
Any other feedback on brewing school? I live in Oregon and am pretty serious about this.

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 12:25:50 PM »
Any other feedback on brewing school? I live in Oregon and am pretty serious about this.

Have you looked into the Fermentation Sciences program at OSU?
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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 12:32:37 PM »
Not much to be honest. I've heard a couple things...it's a bit bit expensive. Also heard it's mostly science and not a lot of brewing education. I have no idea if this is true. Could be wrong. Looking into this though currently...

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 03:13:51 PM »
What do you want to get out of the program?
What do you want to do once you're done?
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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 04:25:53 PM »
I'm enrolled in the CBA class that starts in January 2014 and I'm incredibly excited. For me, it's one more step in gaining knowledge that will help me open my own micro in 5-7 years.

Can't really add much, as I obviously haven't started yet. I can talk about the application process if you'd like, but it's pretty straightforward. They did send the course materials, so I've been reading them a bit. Also, I'm hoping that my GI Bill will pay for it, but I'll start that battle next month.

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 05:15:01 PM »
I want to work in a brewery and eventually be a head brewer

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Re: Brewers guild...
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 10:31:35 AM »
I've seen two broad categories of job listings for head brewers. One is strictly a beer maker, usually for a large(er) brewery. The other is a beer maker + business manager, usually in smaller breweries.

Most brewer jobs just require "any" formal certificate or degree, so the BG program would be useful.

If you want to work for a smaller brewery, you'll probably be more desirable if you can wear multiple hats, eg you have all the technical brewing skills, plus management skills (like, budgeting and people herding).
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