Drake State to tap into craft beer industry

Brew kettles (Source: AP Photo/Michael Felberbaum)
Brew kettles (Source: AP Photo/Michael Felberbaum)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - J F Drake State Community and Technical College will launch a non-credit certificate class in craft beer brewing in March.

Drake State will offer these classes and certificates in response to the growing increased need for qualified brewers and the need for more craft beer and micro-brewing facilities in the Madison County area.

The courses will follow programs that are being used at Central Michigan University, San Diego State University and Central Washington University.

The program will be for those wishing to improve their brewing skills or want to pursue a career in the brewing industry.

The program will start out as a non-credit certificate through the office of Workforce Development and will transition into a certificate program within the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management division.

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