Better Beer University Teaches Minnesotans about Growing Industry
Minnesotans drink an average of 31.3 gallons of beer per year, but how much does the average Minnesotan really know about beer?
For those looking to soak up some knowledge, there is now a beer university. It is called the Better Beer Society University and more than 100 students showed up for the first class of the fall semester Wednesday night at Republic in Minneapolis. Tickets were $40 for the semester.
"We want to teach students all aspects of the beer community. So we are going to bring in hop farmers, we are going to bring in maltsers, we are going to bring in brewpubs," said Robin Shellman, founder of the Better Beer Society and Certified Cicerone.
Over 13 weeks, students will attend class, take notes, taste beer, and even get homework assignments to visit local breweries.
"You are going to be able to come and learn lots, taste lots and hopefully walk away with a more well rounded education into craft beer," Shellman said.
Tickets for the fall semester are sold out but the Society is planning another semester next year. Click here to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.