Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Business of Craft Brew

 Title Abbreviation:   BUSINESS OF CRAFT BREW

 Department:    BRW

 Course #:    130

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    011001

 EPC:    131

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Overview of small business start-ups and basic business practices as applied in the brewing industry as well as an introduction to brewery compliance. Topics include the economics of running a brewery, overhead control & pricing, cash management, the selling and distribution process, inventory control, marketing the business, insurance considerations, and hiring/managing employees, licensing and permits, label approval process, taxes, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), and the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR).



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the factors impacting successful craft brewing business operation.
  2. Identify relevant regulatory information for the brewing industry.
  3. Interpret relevant regulatory information.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

Course Contents

  1. Factors impacting successful craft brewing business operation.
  2. Expectations for Federal and State licensing and compliance.