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University quenches thirst for knowledge with 'Beer 101'
Janice Tibbetts, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Friday, January 18, 2008

Students at a small Halifax university are toasting a unique course on campus that has been dubbed Beer 101.

The popular "brewing science" course at University of King's College, which will trace the history of beer and include field trips to area breweries, is the brainchild of Professor Gordon McOuat, a self-described beer connoisseur with a passion for stout.

The course, which began last week and is offered for three hours every Thursday night, is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada.
Called Brewing Science: The History, Culture and Science of Beer, the course is offered under the auspices of the History of Science and Technology program at the liberal arts university of only 1,100 students.

The university's website bills the course as "Beer 101" and it is by far the most popular upper-year course in the entire program.

© The Ottawa Citizen 2008