Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Brewing Degree

I ran across this course description while perusing the UC Davis Extension catalogue yesterday.
Certificate Program in Professional Brewing
With the recent explosion of the craft brewing industry nationwide and worldwide, owners and managers of microbreweries and brew pubs no longer afford untrained brewing staff ... The Professional Brewers Certificate Program is an intensive, eight week course of study that explores the theory and practice of contemporary brewing science and engineering. It is composed of 240 hours of instruction covering grain handling, malting, brewhouse processes and control of wort quality, yeast and fermentation process ... This program is available as a residential or correspondence program ... For residential participants, courses are taught on-site at Sudwerk Privatbrauerei Hubsch in Davis, one of the country's top microbreweries. Progress is measured through weekly exams and written exercises. Students who successfully complete this certificate program are prepared to take on the responsibilities of an assistant brewer / brewing technician in a brew pub or microbrewery operation.
I may take this up in my second career.

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