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:    2021

 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).


Prerequisite: None.

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  

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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.

Course Contents

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