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Southern Illinois University Adds Major in Brewing Amid Craft Beer Boom(May 1) - An Illinois university has a new accredited degree in fermentation science to train future brewers, distillers and vintners. The state Board of Higher Education approved Southern Illinois University's new Bachelor of Science degree in March, The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reported. Complete Story

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Western Kentucky University Brewery Slide Show
(May 1) - Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech dedicated the College Heights Brewing Monday in a ceremony at the WKU Center for Research and Development. The fully operational brewery will help support new undergraduate and graduate certificates in Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences, set to begin this summer. Complete Story

Pennsylvania College of Technology Approves Brewing and Fermentation Science Program
(April 29) - Pennsylvania College of Technology in a few years could be graduating students with an associate's degree in brewing beer. The board of the Penn State affiliate Thursday approved a new two-year program called Brewing and Fermentation Science. The earliest the two-year program could be offered is the fall of 2017. Complete Story

Beer 101: College chemistry course on 'The Chemistry of Beer
'(April 28) - College of St. Scholastica's "The Chemistry of Beer'' classs filled 10 minutes after registration opened. And this week the 24 students in Professor Aileen Beard's class bottled the fruits of their semester efforts, the fruit of the fermentation of hops and grain. Complete Story

Metro State in Denver expands beer program with Tivoli Brewing
- The Tivoli Brewery sits in the middle of the Auraria campus. For 100 years, it served as a focal point of the Colorado beer industry, but it was shut down around 50 years ago. Construction is underway to revive the brewery and make it part of the MSU Denver program. Complete Story

Mt. Pleasant craft beer fest to feature Central Michigan University brews
(April 25) - Beers brewed through Central Michigan University's unique student fermentation program, known as CMU ferms, will be available under the label of Hunter's brewery. "It's the first time we've ever had anything like this in the state," said Hunter. "Since we've had the students' beer, it's been amazing. They have just had some outstanding progress with that." Complete Story

CSU brewing class to tap artisanal French ale 'Bière de Garde'
(April 19) - This semester, the CSU Brewing Science and Technology class brewed a variation on a traditional Bière de Garde artisanal ale from Northern France. The ale is typically brewed in early spring and kept in cold cellars for consumption in warmer weather. Complete Story

How Niagara College's brew school has boosted Ontario's craft industry
- Now in its fifth year, Niagara College's brewmaster and brewery management operations program was the result of two years of planning by Steve Gill, the college's general manager, and Jon Downing, whose career in beer spans three decades. Downing has helped open more than 100 breweries, including a pilot brewery for Guinness. Complete Story

5 schools where you can turn your taste for beer into a career
(April 7) -Schools have been quick to cater to the trend by offering degrees and certifications for students to create and manage craft beer companies. College officials noted to USA TODAY College that their programs have experienced an increase in enrollment in recent years in response to the rapid growth of the industry. Here are five schools where students can turn their taste for fine brews into a career. Complete Story



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