A Degree in Craft Beer Means Hard Science

Steve Jessmore/Central Michigan University via AP, via The Salt

Steve Jessmore/Central Michigan University via AP, via The Salt

More colleges and universities are taking notice, adding brewing minors, certificates and even four-year programs. That means the campus science building might soon rival the basement as an incubator for brew pubs. While formal brewing education isn’t new, only a few schools have been offering it.

Now Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., says it’s going to offer a four-year program in “Sustainable Craft Brewing,” which will focus on good water management. It will be rigorous, according to the university, and students will have to take many of the same science classes as their peers in the premedical program. WMU will be one of at least three colleges in the state offering a brewing certification track.

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