New board members, renewed focus: The latest at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

When Indeed Brewing Company opened their doors and joined the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild (MCBG) in 2012, the Guild’s membership consisted of about 20 breweries. Today, as Indeed co-founder Tom Whisenand gets ready to assume the role of president of the Guild’s board of directors, that number is pushing 100. As the industry has rapidly grown and … [ Read more]

Getting schooled: DCTC program aims to prepare students for a life of brewing

Todd Jagerson was teaching one day and he asked his students a question: “What’s your ideal job?” One response stuck with him—“I want to make and sell hard cider.” The student wanted to optimize his parent’s apple orchard and Jagerson, the chief information officer of Dakota County Technical College (DCTC), didn’t know how the student … [ Read more]

Better Beer Society wants to help your favorite watering hole serve beer better

The Better Beer Society’s name pretty much sums up its mission: to help make craft beer better. The main way they accomplish this task is through education, working directly with retailers to ensure everyone on staff is well-versed in beer styles, history, service, and food pairings (for retailers), and branding, marketing, operational and sales strategies, … [ Read more]

More universities offering craft beer business classes

The University of Vermont, Portland State University, the University of Portland, and San Diego State University are among the schools in the U.S. to have “business of craft beer” programs on their rosters, reports the Star Tribune. The trend follows the growth of craft breweries; there are currenlty more than 4,000 in the U.S. today, from more than 1,400 in … [ Read more]

Le Cordon Bleu closing all its U.S. cooking schools

Following a period of massive enrollment increases during the recession, Career Education Corporation recently announced it is closing all 16 Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools in the U.S., reports NBC Chicago. The last day for enrollment is January 4, 2016; after that, all current students will be allowed to finish but no new ones will be … [ Read more]

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