Oregon State Univ. integrates college beer courses

March 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Oregon State University is offering beer courses that include in-class lessons at the campus brewery in Corvallis.

The Gazette-Times reports the classes are for professional and hobby brewers seeking to refine their technical skills.

The lead instructor is professor and fermentation scientist Tom Shellhammer, who designed the curricula after consulting with industry leaders.

The first course starts May 15 with two days of online instruction on microbiology to be completed by June 10. It will be followed by in-class lessons at OSU's brewery June 17-18 in Corvallis.

The second class focuses on beer analysis and also starts May 15. Students must complete online lessons by June 10. Then they can take on-campus instruction at OSU's brewery June 19-20.

The classes are each limited to 24 students.