The SDSU Craft Beer Education Camp will host beer enthusiasts from as far away as Brazil, Colombia, and Western Australia.
Online PR News – 19-July-2016 – San Diego, Calif. – Beer enthusiasts from as far away as Brazil, Colombia, and Western Australia will be attending the new and all-encompassing Craft Beer Education Camp offered through San Diego State University’s Business of Craft Beer certificate program.
Attendees are also coming from Alabama, Arizona, California, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
What’s the draw?
The SDSU craft beer program has been off the charts since its inception in the fall of 2013, with courses selling out in minutes.
The program’s popularity mirrors the booming craft beer industry in San Diego, which is currently the Craft Beer Capital of the U.S. According to the latest list compiled by West Coaster, there are 129 craft beer breweries in San Diego and 23 more in the works.
Students chose from SDSU’s Craft Beer Connoisseur Camp, July 24-Aug. 1, which offers intensive preparation for industry exams such as Cicerone® and BJCP; and Brewery Startup Camp, Aug. 2-10, featuring everything attendees need to know to launch a brewery. Each offers eight glorious days of hands-on learning and tasting, and one free day to explore San Diego. Three students will be attending both camps.
“If they’re new to craft beer, we will ignite their passion,” said instructor “Dr.” Bill Sysak, the craft beer ambassador for Stone Brewing Co. “If they’ve been around the industry for a while, we will fan the flame that originally got them into craft beer. Summer camp will include days of intensive education made fun and interesting by our knowledgeable instructors.”
All courses were developed by the instructors and advisory board members of SDSU's Professional Certificate program – a who's who of San Diego craft-beer industry superstars – to ensure the most relevant training.