Brewing Arts Continuing Education Classes

The Brewing Arts program is happy to announce that we will be offering continuing education classes for alumni of the program and professionals in the industry.  These classes will be taught by professionals and academics in the field and will be available separate from the main program.  Graduates of the main program will be automatically eligible to enroll in these classes.  Brewery professionals who wish to enroll in these classes will need to meet prerequisites including work experience (see individual class details).  Questions about these classes and how to enroll should be sent to the program director, Dr. Jennifer Sedillo, at

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Upcoming classes

Sour Beer and Barrel-Aging
Taught by Khris Johnson, Green Bench Brewing

This course is an in-depth description and history of one of the most exciting and growing segments of beer making in the world. The Wild/Sour Beer Module details the process and methods associated with the production of these styles of beer. This module, just like these styles of beer, challenges the overall norms of traditional “clean” beer-making. There is an online portion and the class culminates with an in-person tasting, tour, and discussion with head brewer and medal-winning sour beer maker, Khris Johnson.

Required text: Tonsmeire, M. (2014). American Sour Beer: Innovative Techniques for Mixed Fermentations. Brewers Publications.

Prerequisites: Must be an alumni of the USFSP Brewing Arts Program or a current professional in the brewing industry. To qualify as a current professional, you must have one year experience working in a brewery and must provide a letter of reference from your current employer.

Dates: Online module will run April 1- April 30, 2018. Hands on session will be May 6, 2018.

Cost: $625 for brewery professional; $500 for USFSP BA alumni (must be paid prior to enrollment)

To register and enroll for the upcoming class, contact Jennifer Sedillo at with the subject heading “sour module”. The enrollment for this class will be 10-20 participants.

QA/QC Brewery Lab Training

Details and start dates to come in summer 2018! Please check back then.