2021 Brewing Application Day is June 22!
Applications to the Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation AAS program will be accepted beginning June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Bailey Student Services Building on the A-B Tech Asheville Campus. Qualified applicants will be admitted to the Fall 2021 cohort on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions or cannot attend in person, please email CBI Director Jeff “Puff” Irvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast ® (CBI) at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is designed to support the rapidly growing craft beverage industry in Western North Carolina and the Southeast by providing curriculum and non-credit courses in brewing, distilling, fermentation and related business practices. The Institute prepares individuals for positions in brewery and distillery operations and management, distribution, sales and marketing, and customer service or to be self-employed and open their own craft production facility.
The Institute offers a training fermentation facility that supports real-time learning and reflects industry standards:
- Commercial size brew-house
- Six pilot brewing systems
- Hybrid distillation system
- Commercial winery production equipment
- Sensory analysis lab
- Packaging lines
- Quality assurance/quality control lab
In addition to brewing, distillation and winemaking practices, students perform experiments and vet their production output via sensory evaluations.
Students are able to perform experiments and receive “just-in-time” instruction. In addition to brewing, distillation and winemaking practices, students may vet their production output via sensory evaluations.
The Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast is part of A-B Tech’s renowned Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program - home of the nation's first two-year degree in Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation. Please contact us if you have questions about the Institute, our programs, certifications, workshops and conferences.