Brewing Arts

Overview

THE NEXT BREWING ARTS COHORT BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2021.

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WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THERE ARE FINANCIAL AWARD OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS PROGRAM.

  • Yuengling Diversity Scholarship: February 2021 class, applications accepted October 15 -Dec 31, 2020

  • Yuengling Veteran's Scholarship: August 2021 class, application window TBD

  • External awards available. See Program Details page.

Previous awardees have been sponsored by local businesses. If you are interested in sponsoring a veteran for the upcoming class, please contact the program director.

  • Class 7 Award – Sponsored by Green Bench Brewing and Yuengling Brewery – Henry Richard
  • Class 6 Award – Sponsored by Yuengling Brewery – John Bailey
  • Class 5 Award – Sponsored by Great Bay Distributors – Lindsey Podd
  • Class 4 Award – Sponsored by 3 Daughters Brewing – Raymond Molinary

INTERESTED IN BREWING CRAFT BEER? YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

Craft beer has become a local and national sensation. Craft brewing is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S, and according to a study by the Florida Brewers Guild, the state of Florida could support more than 500 craft breweries, leading to a total economic output of $2.5 billion and 40,000 jobs. This potential led the College of Arts & Sciences to team up with numerous local and national breweries to create a unique on-line certificate program in the brewing arts in 2015, which has since been recognized by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

The Brewing Arts program on the USF St. Petersburg campus is a 23-week online program that provides participants with the foundational knowledge and hands-on training for a successful career in the industry of craft brewing. Many students work full time while completing the program and participants can take classes from anywhere in the U.S. or across the globe.  The program currently offers two courses per year, which start in February and August.
The online coursework goes through the entire process of brewing learning, from the base ingredients to the science and business of craft beer. The program is taught by both professionals and academics in the field and is followed by a hands-on training experience in a brewery to apply knowledge learned. The program is designed for hobbyists and enthusiasts looking to learn more about the art of brewery, to those who wish to work in a brewery and who may aspire to open a brewery one day.

Among the nearly 20 participating breweries in the program are Yuengling, who also sponsors a scholarship for veterans to participate in the program each year, Cigar City Brewing, 3 Daughters Brewing, St. Pete Brewing and Green Bench Brewing. Students in the program have gone on to work in all facets of the brewing industry – from sales to production – as well as open breweries in the area including Two Frogs Brewing, Dissent Brewing, Front Page Brewing, Grand Central Brewing and Five Branches Brewing. 

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


Participating Breweries


FACULTY AND BREWERS

DR. JENNIFER SEDILLO

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

JIM LEONARD

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


KHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

Green Bench Brewing

DR. JOHN ARTHUR

University of South Florida St. Petersburg


OTIS WILDER

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

JON MCCRACKEN

St. Pete Brewing Company


JOHN-ERIK SAVITSKY

3 Daughters Brewing Company

MIKE HARTING

3 Daughters Brewing Company


LEIGH HARTING

3 Daughters Brewing Company

BARON BRANDSTROM

Pro-Bev


MATTHEW CORNELIUS

Darwin Brewing Co

BILL CARMAN

Great Bay Distributors


JIM HELMKE

D.G. Yuengling & Sons

DR. DAVID E. JOHN

Northern Arizona University