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“The Art, Science, and Business of Brewing” (EINV 244)

November 11, 2014

This spring semester, Lewis & Clark College once again will offer an immersive practicum in the art, science, and business of brewing in cooperation with Breakside Brewery:

“The Art, Science, and Business of Brewing” (EINV 244) will be a comprehensive introduction to the craft beer industry, with students developing a practical understanding of how beer is designed, produced, marketed, and sold. The practicum will integrate three intertwined elements of brewing: fermentation science, beer as a business, and beer as an artisan craft.  Through a mix of lecture, discussion, hands-on brewing, and sensory exercises, students will develop a broad understanding of the skills and theory needed to understand and participate in the beer industry. Readings and lectures will draw from a wide range of disciplines including food science, biochemistry, microbiology, and materials engineering.

Please see this application for further details. But note the following:

*Applications are due no later than 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 26th. Applicants selected for the practicum will be notified on Monday, December 8th.
*This practicum requires a firm commitment of 10-12 hours per week, including substantial reading and a three-hour combined lecture & lab every Tuesday from 6:00-9:00pmat Breakside’s Milwaukie brewery.
*The practicum is highly selective and limited to 9 students. Students should register for other courses and only make space in their schedules if selected.

*To apply, you must be 21 or older as of January 20th, 2015.

*Practicum students will receive FOUR academic credits through EINV 244. Due to college policies, you may not apply for this practicum if you intend to take another 244/444 or 299/499 practicum, internship, or independent study next semester. 
Please contact Brian Detweiler-Bedell ( with any questions.