University offers beer brewing class

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The University of Wisconsin will offer a class in home brewing next semester and not surprisingly, students are scrambling to sign up. I wish there had a home brewing class when I was in college.

Of course Wisconsin has a long history of brewing beer, especially Milwaukee. This may or may not have anything to do with the University of Wisconsin being ranked the #1 party school in the US.

… interest in the course springs from the region’s long history of making beer. The course, in the university’s bacteriology department, will focus on fermentation rather than consumption.

MillerCoors donated $100,000 in equipment that can make 10 gallons?roughly two cases?of beer at a time.

There is concern about what will happen to the home school brew projects since university’s typically don’t allow alcohol on campus and they certainly couldn’t sell it.

“The students will sample it and critique it,” [instructor Jon] Roll said. “But beyond that we’ll probably dump any excess. We have absolutely no plans to distribute or sell it.”

Dump it? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Incidentally, the class will be offered at the Madison campus, not the Stout campus.

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