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Professional Beer Brewing School in Knoxville, TN

Beer Brewing Classes in Knoxville

Start a Career in the Craft Beer Industry


The Premier Beer Brewing School located in East Tennessee

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 6 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!

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What’s Going On At The BDC

– The Humble Beer Podcast featuring The BDC

The BDC sits down with Chris & DJ to discuss what it really takes to get started brewing from home along with some of the great ways that the Brewing & Distilling Center can help you accomplish your dream.

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– Winter 2019 Open House

Join us Thursday, April 4th from 6pm – 8pm at The Brewing + Distilling Center for our Winter 2019 Open House. Learn more about all the classes we offer and enjoy free samples and prize drawings too!

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– Southern Regional Beer Barrel-Aging Symposium

Join us Saturday, June 29th from 9am – 5pm at Elkmont Exchange in downtown Knoxville as some of the industry’s top brewers and distillers share their secrets and processes on creating some of the finest craft beer and spirits in the region. Register early and receive a discount on registration fees.

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– Upcoming Professional Session

Spring Session
Fall Session

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Learn to brew beer like the pros or just for fun

Professional Brewing Courses

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. THIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IS AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE OF TENNESSEE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
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Homebrewing Courses

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 homebrewers and professional brewers.

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Meet Our Recent Graduates
  • Daniel Holtkamp - Blackhorse Brewing, TN

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.


Brew Brewing School Graduate

“I have been a semi-professional brewer since 2014. My journey into the craft beer business started with homebrewing experience on a professional level through a lot of trial and error, via experimentation. Fast forward to 2018: I am now a graduate of the BDC. With the proper scientific knowledge that I did not have before, the BDC helped fill in the gaps. Thanks to the BDC, I now consider myself a professional brewer, with the confidence to move forward in my career. Doc White, Rick Cox and all of the other BDC teachers and mentors will always be there for me when I need them; and they will do the same for you, as well.”

Cheers, Daniel Delph, Brew Master – Last Days of Autumn Brewing

What Our Students Are Saying

Breweries + Distilleries We Work With


Last Days of Autumn
The Pretentious Beer & Glass Company
Blackhorse Brewery
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Post Modern Spirits
Old Forge Distillery
Balter Beerworks
Elkmont Exchange
Fanatic Brewing
Crafty Bastard

We’re Legit!

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: