South Puget Sound Community College offers first-of-its-kind craft brewing degree

Dec 1, 2021, 12:30 PM


Gov. Inslee on a visit to the South Puget Sound Community College, which offers the first craft brewing and distilling associate degree program in the United States. (Photo courtesy of GovInslee/Twitter)

(Photo courtesy of GovInslee/Twitter)

The city of Tumwater is working toward boosting the local economy by becoming a center for craft brewing and distilling.

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On Tuesday, Governor Inslee visited students studying the industry at South Puget Sound Community College, which is the first place in the country to offer an associate degree in craft brewing and distilling.

“It’s yet another Washington state innovation to help to build our economy,” Inslee said about the associate degree program.

The governor also toured the restored Olympia Beer plant at the base of Tumwater Falls.

“It’s really a gorgeous building. It has been, essentially, stabilized,” Gov. Inslee said. “We’ll stand ready to listen to new proposals to move forward, and I’m just glad that we have kept this portion of Washington’s tradition alive.”

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