A-B Tech LIVE! Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast

Join Director Jeff "Puff" Irvin and his students at the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast® (CBI) as they talk about what happens in the brewery, winery, and distillery and A-B Tech Enka.


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Jeff Irvin, Director of the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast, leads a tour of the facilities.

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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.



Student Dylan Webb is getting ready to brew a stout.

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A yeast starter for beer is being circulated in the lab.

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