By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Point Park is offering an eight-week course for aspiring beer brewers.READ MORE: Teenage Girls Accused Of Setting House Fire In Ferndale That Sent Officer, Firefighter To Hospital
The new Brewing Science Academy is designed to help provide a trained workforce to breweries, and the university says it’s the only program of its kind in western Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh District of the Master Brewers Association says the beermaking industry is expanding across the country and the region, creating a need for programs like this.READ MORE: Cincinnati To Settle Suit In Death Of Student Kyle Plush Who Called 911
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“We’ve set up the course to be two parts. The first part is in a science lab, where we’ll focus on the science related specifically to brewing,” said Gregg Johnson, the chair of Point Park’s Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Department. “The second half of class, we’ll turn it over to local experts – mainly head brewers in the region.”
It’ll accept about 14 students for the first year and will run from June 7 to Aug. 2. It’ll cost $1,269.39.MORE NEWS: Penn Hills School District Provides Grief Counseling After Death Of Teacher James Schultz
You can learn more and register here.