Check out CSU’s B.S. in Fermentation Science and Technology

English: Anheuser-Busch plant, St. Louis, MO USA
English: Anheuser-Busch plant, St. Louis, MO USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The topic of binge drinking is nothing new, but hasn’t been resolved. Although we should be responsible as students for our drinking behavior, its in our nature to drink and our drinking nature hasn’t stopped bugging us. That being said, what would be a better alternative to drinking than actually work in the brewing industry?

If you are interested in beer or fermented beverages in general, there is a huge opportunity for you to participate in the brewing industry as Colorado State University opened its new Fermentation Sciences program, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science and Technology.

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Part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, this program will equip students with knowledge of history, culture, and science of fermentation. Added to that, students will be exposed to the processes of fermenting food and beverages. Career opportunities abound when a student choose this B.S. ranging from management to quality control, packaging and distribution, basically jobs within the food and beverage industries.

The birth of CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology program took place in fall 2013. The program was open in hopes of research improvement and more opportunities for students. Head of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition was delighted by the fact that this new program has gained a lot of attention from students and has been successful. Of course, it is no accident that the program has succeeded with flying colors. The students in Fort Collins are as determined to have a good keg party as they are delighted to take part in one of the most exciting beverage industries.

As an honor, Fermentation Sciences Program at CSU will be receiving $250,000 to continue its effort to expand and sustain the study of fermented foods and beverages to CSU students. Anheuser-Busch Foundation is the sponsor for this contribution. Students at CSU also received a talk from brewing experts associated with Anheuser-Busch about fermentation science and how it is a prosperous field.

Anheuser-Busch has been known for its involvement with communities through its campaigns to promote responsible drinking and prevent drunk driving and underage drinking. The company has also donated a huge amount of money to charities. The creation of the new program at CSU caught the eye of the company, which ultimately led to this funding decision.

The partnership between CSU and Anheuser-Busch not only positively impacts the university and its students, but the Fort Collins community also receives the spillover effects from good beer as well. Fort Collins brewery general manager Kevin Fahrenkrog expressed his desire for continuing education for descendants of beer producers.

As the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch hopes that the donation will make a positive impact on the Fort Collins community in particular and in the future of great beer in general.

Next time when you go to a keg party, think about how you, without sacrificing the benefits of drinking, can make a positive impact on your friends or on a larger scale the environment and community as a responsible student.  This program at CSU might help you to do just that!