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Craft Cidery Startup Workshop is a Course

Craft Cidery Startup Workshop

Jun 21 - Jun 25, 2020
4.0 credits

$1,850 Enroll

Full course description


Duration:
5 Days

Commitment:
40 Hours

Location:
Portland, OR  

Course Type:
Classroom  

Credential:
4.0 CEUs

Course Description

Our Craft Cidery Startup Workshop offers an enriching and accelerated path to help ensure your own business is a success. Taught by seasoned professionals and some of the Pacific Northwest's biggest names in the industry, this workshop walks participants through the basics of creating a hard cider business plan, understanding market feasibility, ingredient sourcing and recipe development, site planning and equipment design, local and national regulations, and distribution and marketing.

Oregon State University has played a central role in advancing the field of fermentation sciences, as well as helping entrepreneurs learn how to start breweries and cideries and find their own unique place in the craft beverage business with their own distinctive brands. And since 2014, participants in our accelerated Craft Cidery Startup Workshop have launched some of the most inspired (and well-prepared) industry startups.

Held in Portland, OR over the course of five days, classroom sessions and cidery tours will arm you with the knowledge and inspiration to start your own successful cider operation.


Class Format 4.0 Units (40 contact hours)
Class Location: OSU Portland Center, 555 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204 
After Class EventsOregon Cider Week 2020

Day 1
Class:
 June 21, 2020 (Sunday) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Day 2
Class:
 June 22, 2020 (Monday) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Day 3
Class:
 June 23, 2020 (Tuesday) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Private Tour: Reverend Nat's Hard Cider Tour with Nat West,1813 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97212 @ 4:30 p.m. 

Day 4
Class:
 June 24, 2020 (Wednesday) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Day 5
Field Trip:
 June 25, 2020 (Thursday) from  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bauman's Cider Company, 12989 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Gervais, OR 97026

Objectives

  • Recognition of craft hard cider making opportunities in your community
  • Process to create a sustainable cidery business plan
  • Development of capital and infrastructure including sourcing ingredients and brewing equipment
  • Entrepreneurial insights from local cidery owners
  • Current trends in the cider industry
  • Elements of a successful cidery business and management culture

Course Instructors

Galen Williams

Bull Run Cider

Aidan Currie

Swift Cider

Ryal Schallenberger

NW Mobile Juicing

Chris Blanchard

Longdrop Cider

Kolin Leishman

Bull Run Cider

Zeb Dewar

Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider

Nat West

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Marcus Robert

Tieton Cider Works

Jason Barker

Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight LLP

Jeff Parrish

Portland Cider Company

Abram Goldman-Armstrong

CiderRoit!

Anne Hubatch

Alter Ego Cider

Scott Katsma

Seattle Cider Company

Christine Walter

Bauman’s Cider Company