Check out this beer development at Colorado State University:
On September 4, 2008, Odell Brewing Company presented a one-half barrel brewing system to the Brewing Science and Technology class at Colorado State University. Odell Brewing has collaborated with the class since its first year. The class, offered to students aged 21 and over, covers the science and technology involved with brewing, fermenting, finishing and evaluating beers. The donated brewing system will now allow students to brew regularly in a classroom environment. Last year, students also brewed Easy – A IPA (India Pale Ale) on Odell’s five barrel pilot brewing system. The class will once again select a recipe to brew at Odell Brewing. ‘This system will allow recipe repeatability in brewing from semester to semester, and is a huge step beyond the home brewing equipment we used previously,’ said class instructor Professor Jack Avens Ph.D. ‘The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and I have enjoyed a long relationship with Odell Brewing Company, and I want to continue this supportive relationship for the educational benefit of my students.’”
The “Brewing Science and Technology class”? Where was this development when I was in college? Take part in a class where I could not only learn about beer, but also evaluate (read: drink) beer? Sign me up. Hmmm, elective poetry class or beer class?