Calhoun Brews Up Apprenticeship Course For Beer Enthusiast
The Calhoun Workforce Solutions (CWS) team is calling all beer enthusiasts
as they kick off its new brewing apprentice course this spring. The first of its kind in North Alabama is designed specifically for beginner to intermediate-level brewers.
As one of the fastest-growing recession-proof industries across the globe, craft beer continues to expand, and with that expansion comes the need for ...
... more apprentices. “Look at Huntsville for example, in 2010 there was only one single brewery in town, and within the last few years over 9 craft breweries and 3 craft beer stores have opened in downtown alone,” commented Houston Blackwood, Director of Calhoun Workforce Solutions. “Craft beer has become not only a hobby for many, but its revenue in sales makes a significant impact on the economy,” added Blackwood. According to the Brewers Association 2019 statistics report, the state of Alabama ranks 24th in per-capita economic beer impact at $858M. The goal of the 12-session course is to provide training to individuals who are interested in understanding the basics of brewing, fermenting, and packaging beer at a commercial level. The training will include a combination of lecture sessions to educate the participants on the process and science of brewing and hands-on brewing exercises to reinforce elements of the lessons. After completion of the course, participants will have the knowledge and basic skills required to pursue a career in brewing.
Classes will begin February 15 through May 3, 2022, on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fractal Brewing Project, 3200 Leeman Ferry Rd. SW, Huntsville, AL. The cost to participate is $595, and individuals must be 21 or older.
To learn more about this course, visit www.calhoun.edu/brewing. If you have additional questions, please contact Houston Blackwood at 256-306-2664.
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