The beverage business is like no other. We offer specialized education and training for professionals in this competitive and rapidly growing industry.

The Beverage Business Institute at Colorado State University's College of Business is designed specifically for professionals in the beverage industry or those looking to start a career in beer, wine, soda, water, spirits, coffee, or distribution.

Engage with us to receive hands-on training and education focused on business operations, production, and distribution in beverage industries. Participants learn from beverage business owners and executives, as well as College of Business faculty from entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, supply chain management, information systems, and other business disciplines.

This a great place to be inspired. Colorado's Front Range is teeming with entrepreneurship opportunities and rapidly growing beverage companies. Many of these accomplished companies provide generous support to the Beverage Business Institute, creating a vital link to real-world business topics and trends.

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What We Offer


Speciality Training

We'll help you navigate the complexities of the beverage industry. From the highly regulated wine, spirits, and beer industries to the extremely competitive water and soft drink industries, you'll explore the intricacies of beverage business management, including operations, compliance, supply chain management, packaging, brand management, and more.


Private Tours

Learn more by getting behind the scenes. Previous tours of top beverage establishments have included American Eagle Distributing, Anheuser-Busch, Equinox Brewing Company, Funkwerks, Gilded Goat Brewing Co., High Country Beverage, High Hops Brewery, Horse and Dragon Brewery, Odell Brewing Company, MillerCoors, New Belgium Brewing Company, Purpose Bewsing & Cellars, The Mayor of Old Town, Zwei Brewing, and more.


Industry Connections

Get connected with specialists in the beverage industry. Participants in the program hear from and network with a diverse group of guest lecturers, who are leaders in their respective fields and are eager to share their unique perspectives and insights.

Upcoming Programs

No upcoming events

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have questions about the Beverage Business Institute.

Jill Terry