The second session of Colorado State University’s Beverage Business Institute will reconvene next week on June 5, 6 and 7. This program is designed to give professionals an in-depth education on the beverage industry. 16 participants will meet for the 3rd time for courses with a focus on business management.
New to this session, the courses will be located on site for most of the three days. American Eagle Distributing and Odell Brewing company are playing host and also offering hands-on experiences for participants. American Eagle will host a tour of their newly renovated warehouse after Ken Smith of Boston Beer Company provides a talk on the history and future of beer. Odell Brewing Company is opening their brew house to offer a chance to brew on their pilot system. The day at Odell Brewing will end with a keynote speech from their own Wynne Odell.
Other courses will include inventory management and demand management taught by CSU faculty. Other professionals offering courses include Antoinette Williams of Coca-cola (sales management) and Christina Schlachter of She Leads (meeting management). In addition, on-site tours of High Hops Brewery and Equinox Brewing will be offered.
The Beverage Business Institute meets for three days every 3 months. Completion of all four courses offers participants a certificate in Brewing Operations Management or Beverage Business Management. This not for credit course is a great opportunity for industry professionals and those looking to get into the industry to gain a competitive advantage.