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Wanted: Brew Masters, Now There's A Degree For That

Demand for experienced brewers is high in the fast growing craft beer industry.

The number of breweries in the U.S. has grown by the thousands in recent years. In the fast-growing craft beer industry, the demand for experienced brewers is high. In response Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has launched the region's first college degree program in brewing. 

The two-year associate degree in Brewing Science is part of the Midwest Culinary Institute and was designed with extensive input from brewing industry leaders about the need for more skilled labor.

Here to discuss the degree program and the business of brewing are Carla Gesell-Streeter, chair of Cincinnati State's Brewing Science department; MadTree Brewing Company Head Brewer Ryan Blevins and Rhinegeist Director of Brewing Operations Cole Hackbarth.

For more information on Cincinnati State's Brewing Science degree click here.