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The Business of Craft Brewing

Learn about brewing beers, packaging porters, and selling stouts

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Turn your passion of craft beer into a successful career!

Dates: Thursdays, September 5, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: UNM Graduate School of Management

During this 8-week course, you will get the opportunity
to network with local craft beer experts and receive
hands-on training when you visit breweries
throughout Albuquerque. You will leave this class
with a broad understanding of the beer business and
the confidence to be a future leader in this growing

Fees & Discounts

  • Cost: $995
  • Cost includes: course materials and campus parking
  • Group/UNM Discount: $100 off
  • UNM Tuition Remission accepted

Eight Sessions (Must Attend 7 out of 8)

  • Introduction: Brewing in NM
  • Beer History, Ingredients, and Process
  • Processing & Packaging
  • Local Brewery Field Trip
  • Beer Science & Quality Control
  • Sales and Marketing Craft Beer
  • Local Brewery Field Trip
  • Wrapping Up & Setting Goals
The Business of Craft Brewing
Craft Brewing

Who should attend?

  • Brewers who are interested in opening their own brewery or beer business
  • Craft beer fanatics who are interested in learning about the business of brewing
  • Business owners who are interested in adopting industry best practices
  • All participants must be 21 years of age or older

How will you benefit?

  • Travel to local breweries and study a wide variety of brewing tactics and best practices
  • Use new tools to improve operations and lower costs
  • Network with local professionals in the brewing industry
  • Discover new ideas for attracting and retaining customers


Angelo Orona, President & Owner of Craft King Consulting, LLC, is a passionate advocate for the craft beer industry. As founder of Craft King Consulting, Angelo’s main focus is to aid members of New Mexico’s burgeoning craft beer industry with sales and distribution logistics. An accomplished sales professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge, Angelo found his passion in the art and science of beer. Angelo is an active participant in local and regional beer competitions and has filled the role of Judge Director at several past competitions.

Fall 2019 Programs

SHRM Exam Preparation

August 29, 2019 - November 14, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Business of Craft Brewing

September 5, 2019 - October 24, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Practical Project Management

September 6, 2019 - November 8, 2019

8:30am to 12:00pm

Essentials for Managers

September 11, 2019 - November 13, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lean Master

September 25, 2019 - November 20, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Accounting Essentials for Managers

October 1, 2019 - November 19, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Mediation Certification

October 5, 2019 - November 16, 2019

9:00am to 4:45pm

Leading a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

October 14, 2019 and November 11, 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Employment and Labor Law for Managers

October 11, 2019 and November 22, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fall 2019 Workshops

Leading with Mindfulness and Positivity

August 21, 2019 and September 4, 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Stronger Decisions by Design

October 8, 2019 and October 22, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm