Two years ago, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
began offering craft beer classes
. It expanded the curriculum in 2016, and is now offering a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Brewing degree.
Cincinnati State is the first school in Ohio
to offer a degree in beer brewing science.
The program is designed to help students find jobs as head or assistant brewers. The majority of brewers are self-taught home brewers who have a passion for craft beer — they then take the leap and open their own breweries. Much of the coursework is based off of information from local brewers.
One of the classes teams up with a local brewery to create a class beer, which is then brewed by the participating brewery and tapped for the class to try.
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from U.S. News & World Report.