NEW! Introduction to Craft Beer Law


Craft breweries face a complex, highly specific regulatory environment on a daily basis. Designed for brewers and attorneys, the goal of this course is to teach you how to successfully and effectively launch a brewery within the laws encompassing the craft beer industry. Through a mixture of lecture and interactive group activities, you will learn the justifications for regulating craft beer, tools for navigating the regulatory system and an understanding of current policy issues such as market fairness and legislative efforts. By the end of the course, you will be able to successfully navigate the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and attendant regulations.

Learning outcomes:

  • Interpret and apply craft brewing regulations for your business
  • Utilize statutes and regulations to manage regulatory issues when they arise
  • Assess policy issues underlying the craft beer industry

Skills you will gain:

  • Craft brewing regulation and compliance
Academic Units
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Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that will be taught in real-time lectures in addition to real-time Q&A sessions with the instructor. Live lecture sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom.

The course will be held on three consecutive Thursdays: February 11, 18, 25, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST

Lectures will be recorded and accessible for viewing from 02/08/2021 to 02/28/2021. By enrolling in the course you agree to being recorded for the purposes of instruction.

Course materials will be made available online through the UCD CPE Canvas platform. 

Details regarding login information will be emailed out prior to the course date.

Enrollment Policies

If a request for withdrawal is received at least 7 days prior to the start of the class, a refund will be granted, less a $30 processing fee. View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

Students must have Internet connectivity.