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Interested in Brewing Craft Beer? You’ve Come to the Right Place.

A recent study by the Brewers Guild of Florida on the economic impact of craft beer highlights that Florida is a relative latecomer to the craft beer scene and that we have just seen the beginning of craft beer. Total economic impacts (including direct, indirect and induced effects) were estimated at $301 million in 2012 and $432 million in 2013, with predictions that before long we could see as many as 500 breweries contributing to a total impact upwards of $2.5 billion in the state.

stocksnap different brews.jpgRecognizing this potential, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg College of Arts and Sciences has collaborated with numerous local and national breweries to create a unique on-line course and hands-on training program in the Brewing Arts. Lead sponsors of this program include 3 Daughters Brewing and Great Bay Distributing. The Brewing Arts program will provide participants with the foundational knowledge and hands-on training for a successful career in the fast growing industry of craft brewing. The program is designed for those who range from 1) hobbyists and enthusiasts looking to make their passion into a career to 2) those who wish to work in a brewery, to 3) those who may aspire to open a brewery one day.

The USFSP brewing arts program is an online program that provides participants with the foundational knowledge and hands-on training for a successful career in the fast growing industry of craft brewing. And the best part is, you can complete the program from anywhere on the globe.

To discuss partnership opportunities or for general inquiries, contact Jennifer Sedillo or request more information. 

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Do you have questions or require more information about the USFSP Brewing Arts Program? Request information below and a program representative will contact you.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

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Faculty and Brewers

Dr. Jennifer Sedillo

Dr. Jennifer Sedillo

Brewing Arts Program Director, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Green Bench Brewing Company
Jim Leonard

Jim Leonard

Former Brewing Arts Program Director, 3 Daughters Brewing Company, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Burt Kline

Burt Kline

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Dr. John Arthur

Dr. John Arthur

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Otis Wilder

Otis Wilder

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Jon McCracken

Jon McCracken

St. Pete Brewing Company
John-Erik Savitsky

John-Erik Savitsky

3 Daughters Brewing Company
Mike Harting

Mike Harting

3 Daughters Brewing Company
Leigh Harting

Leigh Harting

3 Daughters Brewing Company
Greg Rapp

Greg Rapp

Rapp Brewing Company
Matthew Cornelius

Matthew Cornelius

Darwin Brewing Co
Bill Carman

Bill Carman

Great Bay Distributors

“I hope that participants will emerge with a deep and well-rounded understanding of the entire craft beer business and that their education and experience will allow them to thrive in the brewing industry on graduation.”

John-Erik SavitskyChief Operating Officer, 3 Daughters Brewing Company

“What I love most about the art of craft brewing is the endless variation and creativity that comes with it.”

Otis WilderUniversity of South Florida St. Petersburg

“Before starting the Brewing Arts program, I was working as a brewer at Cigar City Brewing Company. Since graduating, I was promoted to Lead Brewer! I’m very excited to take on this new role.”

Josh CernellLead Brewer, Cigar City Brewing Company

“What attracted me to the Brewing Arts Program at USFSP was the passion of the program organizers, teachers and participants.”

Matthew CorneliusDarwin Brewing Company

“I hope that participants receive the fundamental information needed for them to succeed in the brewing field, and that they gain a deeper understanding of the science behind beer and the fact that there is some art to it as well. There is not just one way to make a beer.”

Jennifer SedilloBrewing Arts Program Director, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

“I have been hard at work at Rapp these past few months, and it has been fun. In particular, I’ve been able to brew a new recipe of mine which will be sold through the tasting room – a historical take on the Grisette style.”

Josh KaufmanBrewer, Rapp Brewing Company