A new annual bursary for aspiring brewers has been created at Bishop’s University.
The annual $1,000 Beer Canada Award will be granted to a full-time student in the Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science program based on leadership qualities and academic achievement.
The BU brewing science certificate is a full-time, 2-semester graduate program. Admission requires a B.Sc. in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline.
The program is focused on the craft-brewing model, a growing industry with a rich history. The program explores the science underlying the brewing process down to the molecular level, but also delves into the practical business side of the craft. The semester includes more than 200 hours of brewing experience, culminating in a 4-week internship at a commercial microbrewery. Courses span such topics as brewing water, malt and malting, hops, microorganisms, chemical analysis and the business of brewing.
Students run Bishop’s Arches Brewery, described as Eastern Canada’s first academic experimental brewery. They are encouraged to develop recipes, which are brewed and sold on site.