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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Niagara College to Offer Brew Master Program?

Niagara College has been toying with the idea of adding a brew master certification program to their Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus for over one year now, and if things go as planned the idea could be a reality come the Fall of 2010. According to the story in the St. Catherine's Standard, it would be the first such college to offer such a course in Canada.

The college currently runs an interesting wine course where students have the opportunity to learn about growing grapes, work in the vineyards, and make wine at the teachers winery at the college. The course has been so successful that a brew master course was developed, and once space is found at the campus, the ball should start rolling.

The article mentions that the idea has the support of the Ontario Craft Brewers, and Cameron's Brew Master Jason Britton is quoted as saying it would be nice to see individuals interested in brewing beer get their education here at home.

It also goes on to say that the campus has plans to build an on-campus brewery/brew pub to sell the finished products to the public, similar to what the college does with it wine program and its retail shop.

Here is the link to the article, written by Monique Beech, a former Orillia Packet and Times reporter from my hometown.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

i would take this!

Mark said...

Program is up and running!

NiagaraCollege.ca/beer

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