Here’s your chance to learn from industry experts in one of the finest destinations on earth, and the U.S. Capital of Craft Beer — San Diego, California. Now in its third year, Craft Beer Education Camp gives craft beer aficionados around the world the opportunity to experience a nine-day version of SDSU’s popular Business of Craft Beer program. Last year’s inaugural camp drew students throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Australia.

All courses were developed with input from the instructors and advisory board members of the Professional Certificate program — a who’s who of local craft-beer industry superstars — to ensure the most relevant training. Through hands-on learning and tasting, take your craft beer career to the next level.

Cheers to an unforgettable, international experience.

Brewery Start-Up Camp — August 17-25, 2018

Registration Opens March 1

Courses

2018 Spring2018 Summer2018 Fall
CB 0014 Brewery Start-Up Camp

Everything you need to know to launch a brewery.

Course Date(s)

Register

Program Overview

  • 9 Days of Adventure -- 8 Full Days of Intensive Instruction (55 hours) + 1 Free Day to Explore San Diego
  • Courses at San Diego State University + Local Breweries
  • Instructors are Craft-Beer Industry Experts (Same Instructors as Certificate Program)
  • Welcome Reception. + 2 Sponsored Meals at Local Breweries
  • Certificate of Completion Awarded

Lodging & Transportation

Brewery Start-Up Camp — August 17-25, 2018

55 Hours of Instruction — Topics Include:

Course Tuition
$1,795

Everyone welcome; must be 21 or older. Maximum of 40 students per session. For additional information, email craftbeer.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-3946.

Craft Beer Camp is separate from the Professional Certificate in the Business of Craft Beer. Should you decide to pursue the professional certificate, CB 004 - Brewery Start-Up I will count toward your certificate.

 

2017 Brewery Start-Up Camp Itinerary
(2018 Brewery Start-Up Camp itinerary will be coming soon.)

Day 1
1–5 pm Brewery Start-Up: Readiness and LocationMatt Johnson
6–8 pm Welcome Reception at Abnormal Beer Company

Day 2
8 am–12 pm Brewery Start-Up: Location (cont.), Trends, and FinanceMatt Johnson
12:30–2 pm Hosted Lunch at South Park Brewing Co.
2:30–5:30 pm Ingredients and Purchasing at Bay City BrewingMatt Johnson

Day 3
8 am–12 pm Entity/TrademarkCandace L. Moon
12–1 pm Lunch on your own
1–5 pm Rules and RegulationsCandace L. Moon

Day 4
8 am–12 pm Marketing: PlanningDerek Gallanosa
12–1 pm Lunch on your own
1–5 pm Events, Digital MarketingDerek Gallanosa

Day 5
Free day to explore San Diego (optional brewery tour at discounted rate)

Day 6
8 am–12 pm Tasting Room Management — Dave Adams
12–1 pm Lunch on your own
1–5 pm Brewery FinanceDebra Druther

Day 7
8 am–12 pm MarketingDerek Gallanosa
12–1 pm Lunch on your own
1–5 pm FOH Staff Training and Labor CostsDave Adams

Day 8
7:30 am Draught Systems at Cellar 3Michael Peacock
12–1 pm Lunch; pizza provided
1–5 pm Tour Program Management at Cellar 3Dave Adams
6 pm Optional: Happy hour and free private tour at White Labs

Day 9
9 am–12 pm DistributionChad Heath
12–1 pm Lunch on your own
1–4 pm DistributionChad Heath
4:30–7 pm Farewell Dinner at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

 

Discounted Hotel Rates

To make a reservation, please visit the hotel's site. On the reservation page, there will be a box for "Comments" or "Special Requests," where you may write that you will be a student at SDSU and request a discount or you can enter the "Corporate Code" if one is available.

Hotels

DoubleTree Hotel in Mission Valley (close to San Diego State University)
doubletree.hilton.com
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone number: 619-297-5466
18 minute trolley ride to SDSU
Corporate Code: 0560022352

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
marriott.com - Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone Number: 619-692-3800
21 minute trolley ride to SDSU
Corporate Code: X3V

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
marriott.com - Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone number: 858-587-1414
30 minute car ride to SDSU
Corporate Code: X3V

Courtyard San Diego Old Town
marriott.com - Courtyard Old Town
2435 Jefferson Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone number: 619-260-8500
35 minute bus ride to SDSU
Corporate Code: X3V

La Quinta Old Town
lq.com
2380 Moore Street
San Diego, CA, 92110
Phone number: 619-291-9100
35 minute trolley ride to SDSU
Corporate Code: ALANG1

Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld-Beach Area
ihg.com/holidayinnexpress
4540 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA, 92109
Phone number: 858-274-7888
50 minute bus & trolley ride to SDSU
Corporate Code: 100228152
Rate Category: ILSQV

Residential Hotels

A residential hotel rents single rooms with a bed, small refrigerator, microwave, and a sink. Most rooms also have a private bathroom and shower..

500 West Hotel
500westhotelsd.com
500 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Email: Generalmanager@500westhotel.com
Phone number: 619-234-5252
40 minute trolley or bus ride to SDSU or 20 minute car ride

Vantaggio Suites State Street
vantaggiosuites.com/state-street
1736 State Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Email: sd@vantaggiosuites.com
Phone number: 619-595-0111
40 minute trolley or bus ride to SDSU or 20 minute car ride

Vantaggio Suites Hillcrest
vantaggiosuites.com/hillcrest
819 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Email: hillcrest@vantaggiosuites.com
Phone number: 619-542-0819
35 minute bus ride to SDSU or 15 minute car ride

Hostels

Hostels are an option for students looking for affordable short-term housing while they wait for their permanent housing to become available.

Hostelling International
sandiegohostels.org
521 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Email: sddowntown@hiusa.org
Phone number: 619-525-1531
45 minute trolley or bus ride to SDSU or 25 minute car ride