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Beer Class Attracts Students To Appalachian State

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Beer Class Attracts Students To Appalachian State

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Beer Class Attracts Students To Appalachian State

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In the course catalog at Appalachian State University, there's a class called "Honors Chemistry: Intro To Beer Brewing." The professor says when he first came up with the idea, his department chair didn't think he was serious. But then they saw the interest students took in the evolution of suds and now the program is seen as a selling point for the university.

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And today's last word in business is Beer 101.

In the course catalog at Appalachian State University, there's a class called Honors Chemistry: Intro To Beer Brewing - Honors Chemistry.

The professor says when he first came up with the idea his department chair and other faculty members didn't think he was serious. You can't be serious. Teaching college kids how to make their own beer? But then they saw the interest students took in the evolution of suds and now the program is seen as a selling point for the university. Could lead to a major in fermentation - and the creation of a campus brewery.

Campus officials are now trying to get state and federal permits to sell beer.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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