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Overview

Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast
Application Day

We regretfully have to postpone Application Day for Fall 2020 admission to the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast at A-B Tech, which was set for April 3. We hope to announce the new date by late April. 

The first 24 qualified applicants will be admitted to the Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation degree program's Fall 2020 class. Application Day begins at 8 a.m. at the Bailey Student Services Center on A-B Tech's Asheville campus. For more information, visit abtech.edu/CBI or call 828.398.7191. Due to the evolving coronavirus situation, this event may need to be rescheduled. We encourage you to refer to this page our and our web page at abtech.edu/CBI for updates. Thanks!

 

 

The Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast® (CBI) at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is designed to support the rapidly growing craft beverage industry in Western North Carolina and the Southeast by providing curriculum and non-credit courses in brewing, distilling, fermentation and related business practices. The Institute prepares individuals for positions in brewery and distillery operations and management, distribution, sales and marketing, and customer service or to be self-employed and open their own craft production facility.

The Institute offers a training fermentation facility that supports real-time learning and reflects industry standards:

  • Commercial size brew-house
  • Six pilot brewing systems
  • Hybrid distillation system
  • Commercial winery production equipment
  • Sensory analysis lab
  • Packaging lines
  • Quality assurance/quality control lab

In addition to brewing, distillation and winemaking practices, students perform experiments and vet their production output via sensory evaluations.

Students are able to perform experiments and receive “just-in-time” instruction. In addition to brewing, distillation and winemaking practices, students may vet their production output via sensory evaluations.

Craft Beverage Institute program brochure.


Consuming the Craft hosted by Jeff "Puff" Irvin

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