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Video round-up: beer research on Canadian campuses

University brews you can use.

By NATALIE SAMSON | January 8, 2016

In November, a Halifax diver discovered a 120-year-old bottle of Alexander Keith’s beer in the Northwest Arm. At the urging of a local bar owner, Dalhousie University beer researcher Andrew MacIntosh extracted, tested and tasted the vintage suds earlier this week. “It was surprisingly familiar as a beer product,” Dr. MacIntosh told CTV News. (That description likely won’t win any awards from the national beer reviewers guild, but it’s scientifically sound.)

The brew-haha around this news story inspired UA to round-up a few videos of beer research and teaching happening on Canadian campuses (as if you needed more proof that profs will bend an elbow for more than just marking).

Andrew MacIntosh drinks Keith’s at Dalhousie – for science!

Something’s microbrewing at Bishop’s
Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke has offered courses on the science brewing for a while, but in September 2015, the institution officially launched Bishop’s Arches Brewery, the first academic microbrewery in Eastern Canada. Dale Wood, assistant professor and chair of the chemistry department, offers a tour of the new facility and the equipment his students use in their quest for the ultimate pint.

Take a tour around the brewery with Dr. Dale Wood, the man in charge. More videos to come so stay tuned.

Posted by Bishop’s Arches Brewery on Thursday, June 4, 2015

KPU hops on the beer bandwagon
In British Columbia, sales of microbrewery beers have grown 20 percent annually over the past 10 years. Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, B.C., tapped into this fomentation with its new brew lab, where student-made suds include ingredients grown in-house at the School of Horticulture.

SFU? More like BrewU
In 2015, Simon Fraser University’s continuing studies department launched a part-time certificate program in craft beer and brewing essentials. The program was inspired by an undergraduate brewing course offered in the faculty of science, but goes beyond the chemistry to teach wannabe brewers the fundamentals of the business.

We’re just going to leave this here…

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