Kwantlen Polytechnic University [CIEC Member] has opened a teaching brewery at its Langley campus to offer British Columbia’s first science of brewing program. “Along with practical hands-on training, we’ll be giving students a solid background in the science behind brewing craft beer, including the chemistry and microbiology involved in the process,” says KPU Science and Horticulture Dean Elizabeth Worobec. “It’s this much-needed expertise that graduates will bring to the province’s brewing industry.” The program’s first 35 students will start in September. According to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, the province’s micro-brewing industry has grown by more than 20% per year since 2006.
TCS Insights: KPU is proving to be a leader as serve the first brewery program. By providing students with the proper scientific background along with training, the institution will be beneficial to the province of British Columbia while helping students find jobs in an emerging industry.