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Introducing: SHORT COURSES for the PROFESSIONAL If you are a professional brewer/distiller or want to begin your journey to a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL BREWER or DISTILLER, these are the SHORT COURSES for you! SIGN UP TODAY DISTILLING + SPIRITS SHORT COURSE 13 hours/$799 BREWING I SHORT COURSE (Wort Production/Yeast & Fermentation) 14 hours/$799 BREWING II SHORT COURSE (Raw Materials/Water/Wort
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BDC FALL OPEN HOUSE Come join us for FUN, SWAG DISCOUNTS, and HANGING OUT with BREWERS + DISTILLERS, while SAMPLING Knoxville CRAFT BEVERAGES!       DATE: Thursday, October 4; 6pm – 8pm LOCATION: BDC, 130 Bearden Place, Knoxville, TN 37917 COST: Free (but, see below) HOW TO ATTEND: 1) Pre-Order SWAG; 2) RSVP
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SWAG PRE-SALE Order/pay for items now and pick them up at the BDC FALL OPEN HOUSE (Thursday October 4; 6-8pm; 130 Bearden Place, Knoxville, TN 37917). Click here to purchase items now. Tee Shirts Orange or Gray “Make It Here”–  Pre-Sale: $15 (Regular: $20) All Sizes Available
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Learn How to Brew or Distill, Professionally or For Fun

Certificate in Professional Brewing/Distilling Technology

Completion of the Professional Brewing/Distilling Technology (PBT) certificate qualifies you for employment in the beer and distilled spirits industry. 104 classroom hours and 40 practical hours allows you to gain the knowledge and experience to begin your journey into these exploding fields of endeavor.

There is no other Brewing and Distilling training in the South that compares to our proven method and industry networking that results in jobs after graduation.


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Brew For Fun

We have 2 levels of Home Brewing education. The Home Brewing Level I course allows you to get started with strong fundamentals and knowledge to brew quality beer at home.

The Advanced Home Brewing course gives the experienced home brewer more detailed, scientific, and technical knowledge to really kick their home brewing skills up several notches. Both courses are taught by experienced home brewers and professional brewers.

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Dr. Todd White and his team of instructors, brewers, and distillers have been helping folks reach their goals and acquire great brewery and distilling jobs all the United States for over 4 years.

Now, the Brewing and Distilling Center is expanding their educational opportunities, services, and involvement in the local and regional brewing and distilling communities. We could not be more excited. Because we understand that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!



Luann Rounds-Clinch River Brewing, TN             Marcy Broadway-Old Forge Distillery, TN                         Connor Mitchell-Poseidon Brewing, CA

WE HAVE GRADS ALL OVER: Founders Brewing Co.; Terrapin Brewing Co.; Sugarlands Distilling; Tennessee Distilling Group; Old Forge Distilling; Knox Whiskey Works; Blackhorse Brew Pub; Crafty Bastard Brewing Co.; Smoky Mountain Brewing Co.; Lagunitas Brewing Co.; Karl Strauss Brewing Co.; Stone Brewing Co.; Pretentious Brewing Co.; and many others


Breweries + Distilleries We Work With


Post Modern Spirits
The Pretentious Beer & Glass Company
Old Forge Distillery
Blackhorse Brewery
Cold Fusion Brewing Company
Elkmont Exchange
Fanatic Brewing
Balter Beerworks
Crafty Bastard
Last Days of Autumn
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The Brewing and Distilling Center, Inc. is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. For more information, go to: