Brewer Mentors

Brewer mentors are responsible for giving students in the Craftbrewer’s Apprenticeship Program (CBA) a 5-week hands-on internship. Students in the CBA program contact us with their top 3 choices for an apprenticeship and we try and arrange it based on their choices.

We have worked with a number of superb breweries in the past 15 years, and have sent hundred of graduates on to jobs in the industry, citing the value of hands on learning from professional brewers. The brewers are provided with a customized training plan and a check list, and give the student a review at the end of the internship.

The brewers on the following list are just a few of those who have participated in the brewer mentor program in the last 2 years, but we add new breweries every class.

Brewpub Chains

  • Big River/Gordon Biersch
  • Capital City brewing
  • Iron Hill Breweries
  • Ram International
  • Rock Bottom Chain
  • Sweetwater Taverns

Individual Pubs

  • 6 Rivers
  • Chama River
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Great Basin Brewing
  • Karl Strauss Brewpubs
  • Martha’s Exchange
  • Pelican Pub and Brewery
  • Pizza Port
  • Portsmouth Brewing
  • Russian River
  • 10 Barrel
  • Hopworks Urban


  • Boulevard Brewing
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Brooklyn Brewing
  • Captain Lawrence Brewery
  • Cricket Hill Brewing
  • Firestone Walker Brewing
  • Flying Fish Brewing
  • Goose Island Brewing
  • Harpoon Brewing
  • Ithaca Brewing
  • Left Hand Brewing
  • Live Oak Brewing
  • Troegs Brewing
  • Victory Brewing
  • Willimantic Brewing