CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/newsen-us“The craft brewing industry is currently amidst a reckoning.”https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2509Tue, 25 May 2021 12:30:14<p style="margin:0in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvinepair.com%2Farticles%2Fbeer-industry-harassment-collective-action%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7CStacey.Ferris%40cwu.edu%7Ccb8a306aaff84c57849708d91f9f2ee0%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637575590805308262%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=G7KdEM119jtSwp1ZzmlGwjLdqwMUC1eR5wCvFkFY1xM%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-industry-harassment-collective-action/</a></span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">The future is looking amber-colored for CWU students - CWU Observerhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2508Mon, 26 Apr 2021 16:19:23<p>https://cwuobserver.com/18079/scene/the-future-is-looking-amber-colored-for-cwu-students/</p> CWU Craft Brewing Classes Will Be Available to All Students This Fallhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2507Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:55:03<p>https://youtu.be/5PuOiHTBSTk</p> <p>The&nbsp;Craft Brewing&nbsp;(CRBW) program at Central Washington University has always been a big draw for science majors. But unless students were enrolled in the&nbsp;College of the Sciences&nbsp;(COTS), they weren&rsquo;t able to learn about the inner workings of the profession.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s all about to change this fall.</p> <p>In an effort to appeal to more students across campus, CRBW &mdash; the only four-year craft brewing degree program on the West Coast &mdash; no longer requires that students who enroll in the courses be from COTS. They also dropped the physics requirements from the Bachelor of Science degree and added some new general-interest courses, such as Beer Styles of the World.&nbsp;</p> <p>The faculty is hoping these recent adjustments will create more interest among non-science majors in the fall, both for the CRBW major and minor.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our main goal is to help biologists, chemists, and nutritionists find jobs in the industry,&rdquo; said CRBW instructor Eric Foss. &ldquo;But we also want to work with business majors and marketing people. We think the classes are a good fit for hospitality and tourism majors, too, because they can combine their brewing knowledge with their business backgrounds.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Foss explained that many recent program graduates have gone on to careers in both brewing and hops research. Meanwhile, biologists and Wine Studies majors who also earn a CRBW minor have landed in quality-control positions at wineries and breweries around the Northwest.</p> <p>&ldquo;The minor just helps students understand the process better,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;They get a lot of chemistry and hands-on experience so they can become more fluent in the world of brewing. The more hands-on learning they receive, the more they can talk about their experiences as professionals.&rdquo;</p> <p>CRBW Director Eric Graham believes that the focus on experiential learning is what has set the CWU program apart since it was introduced as a two-year certificate in 2009 (it became a four-year program in 2016).</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s what our program is all about &mdash; the hands-on component of brewing,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;You can get a brewing certificate online, but you&rsquo;re not getting the full picture. We believe students need to be in the lab, doing fermentation experiments and learning about microbiology and biochemistry. We also show them first-hand all the systems the breweries are using every day.&rdquo;</p> <p>As a result, most CRBW graduates hit the ground running. The program&rsquo;s industry connections have provided&nbsp;alumni with jobs all over the region as brew masters, hops research scientists, and quality control technicians.</p> <p>Graham said the program boasts a &ldquo;better than 100%&rdquo; job placement rate because, even with all of the recent graduates CRBW has delivered to the industry, the breweries&nbsp;in Central Washington are still looking to fill positions.</p> <p>&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t have enough graduates to supply them right now,&rdquo; Graham said. &ldquo;But it&rsquo;s not just brewers; there&rsquo;s also a huge demand for lab technicians, media representatives, researchers, and more. This degree really opens up a wide range of career opportunities.&rdquo;</p> <p>If you are interested in learning more about CRBW&rsquo;s course offerings for Fall 2021, visit&nbsp;cwu.edu/craft-brewing. For more information, email&nbsp;craftbrewing@cwu.edu.</p> <p>Media contact:&nbsp;David Leder, Department of Public Affairs,&nbsp;David.Leder@cwu.edu, 509-963-1518.</p> <p>http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-craft-brewing-classes-will-be-available-all-students-fall</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Rebuilding CWU Craft Brewing Program Gets a Reprieve for 2021https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2503Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:12:05President Signs Law to Permanently Reduce Federal Excise Tax for Small Brewershttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2502Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:33:54<p>On December 27, the president signed into law the year-end legislative package that includes targeted COVID-19 relief and language from the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), making the existing federal excise tax rates for small and independent breweries permanent.</p> <p>Full article in <a href="http://https://www.brewersassociation.org/association-news/president-signs-year-end-package/">Brewers Association News</a></p> Rebuilding CWU Craft Brewing Program Gets a Reprieve for 2021https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2501Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:06:41<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/craft-brewing/sites/cts.cwu.edu.craft-brewing/files/images/Craft%2520Brewing_1.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 219px;" /></p> <p align="center" style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">CWU Craft Brewing student&nbsp;Karina Morel Ugalde practices her brewing technique.</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <div align="center" style="margin-top:22.5pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:22.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 8pt"> <hr align="center" size="1" width="100%" /></div> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Central Washington University&rsquo;s&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#a30f37">Craft Brewing</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&nbsp;program has a new lease on life this fall after rumors surfaced that it may be going away.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Director Eric Graham and his team were told earlier this year not to recruit new students for the popular CWU program, which offers the only four-year craft-brewing degree on the West Coast.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">But all of those fears faded&nbsp;this month when the </span><span style="color:black">College of the Sciences gave Craft Brewing the green light to seek new enrollment for 2021. One of the reasons for the reprieve, Graham said, was an enormous show of support from the Northwest craft brewing industry &mdash; specifically from Central Washington.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">To read<a href="http://www.cwu.edu/rebuilding-cwu-craft-brewing-program-gets-reprieve-2021"> full story </a></span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="text-align: center;"></p align="center" style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></div align="center" style="margin-top:22.5pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:22.5pt; margin-left:0in; text-align:center; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:#a30f37"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black"></span style="color:black"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:10.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif"></span style="color:black">Spotlight: CWU's First-in-Washington Craft Brewing Programhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2500Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:27:18<p>With more than 5,000 craft breweries in the United States and more than 330 in Washington state alone, the beer industry has become increasingly competitive. Breweries are desperate for people with an intimate knowledge of the brewing process and the science behind it.</p> <p>Answering that demand is Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg, which now offers a craft brewing certificate and bachelor of science in craft brewing programs. Both are the first of their kind in Washington state.</p> <p>Read more of this story in <a href="https://www.seattlebusinessmag.com/business-operations/spotlight-cwus-first-washington-craft-brewing-program">Seattle Business</a>.</p> CraftED Puts Your Taste Buds to the Test April 20https://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2499Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:18:27<p>Put the fun in fundraising at CraftED Kittitas County, a benefit promoting craft beer, the local craft beer community, and Central Washington University's Craft Brewing Program.</p><p>On mystery taps, four local, independent breweries— Dru Bru, Iron Horse Brewery, Roslyn Brewing Company, and Whipsaw Brewing— will feature their version of a Northwest Ale.</p><p>The FUNdraising will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., April 20, at Bruce's Place, 600 N Main St, in Ellensburg. Attendees will purchase a flight of four beers, blind taste this Northwest classic style and complete their CraftED tasting sheet by matching the ale to its brewery. Each correct answer will receive a raffle ticket, with raffles occurring every 30 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. The flight of four beers is $6.99.</p><p>After challenging your taste buds, you can purchase a pint of your favorite brew. Each pint sold will include a commemorative pint glass, featuring all four breweries.&nbsp; Complement your Northwest ale by purchasing a specially paired small bite prepared by the chefs at Bruce’s Place.</p><p>A percentage of the proceeds from the event will go to the CWU Craft Brewing Foundation account for future equipment purchases.</p><p>For more information on the CWU Craft Brewing or CraftED Kittitas County, contact Katie Kuntz, Katie.Kuntz@cwu.edu, 509-963-1386.</p><p>Nationwide, craft breweries currently employ an estimated 121,843 full- and part-time workers in a variety of roles including many manufacturing jobs. Locally, craft brewing is a growing part of the economic development of central Washington.</p><p>CWU Craft Brewing Program trains students to be knowledgeable professionals for this ever growing industry, which now represents a 12 percent market share of the overall beer industry. The program is celebrating its two-year anniversary of offering the only Bachelor of Science Degree in Craft brewing in Washington State.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p><p>April 17, 2017</p>2016 a Banner Year for CWUhttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2493Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:06:21<p><br><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/barge-hall-snow.jpg" style="width: 495px; height: 330px;"></p><p>In so many ways, 2016 was a landmark year for Central Washington University. Throughout the past 12 months, we’ve completed major construction projects—and started new ones. We’ve been named as a top institution by numerous agencies, and our programs, faculty, students, and staff have been recognized as the best in the nation. We have ramped up our commitment to social justice, and encouraged forums, demonstrations, and presentations to encourage and motivate our campus community.</p><p>And, as we celebrate our 125th anniversary year, we are mindful that the accomplishments of the past are the foundation of our successes today. We hope these achievements will inspire the university’s next 125 years.</p><p>Below is just a small sampling of the high points of a remarkable journey around the sun.</p><p><strong>Highlights of 2016</strong></p><p>SPRING</p><p><strong>CWU, Microsoft, Real Madrid Foundation Create Youth Leadership Program</strong><br>The world-renowned <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/central-partners-microsoft-and-real-madrid-foundation-youth-program" target="_blank">Real Madrid Foundation, Microsoft, and CWU kicked-off a new partnership </a>and youth leadership program called GAME ON! The program—the first of its kind on the West Coast—combines computer training with soccer workshops to promote youth leadership and computer coding skills.</p><p><strong>SHAPE America Names CWU Alumna National High School Teacher of the Year</strong><br><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/alumna-named-national-high-school-teacher-year-shape-america" target="_blank">Sara Russell was named National High School Teacher of the Year </a>by SHAPE America (the Society of Health and Physical Educators) at its national convention in Minneapolis. Russell teaches physical education at Tahoma Junior High School in Maple Valley. She earned her master’s degree in health and physical education in 2009.</p><p><strong>Renovation/Construction Transforms Samuelson Union Building</strong><br>In May, Lydig Construction began<a href="http://www.cwu.edu/samuelson-construction-project-begins" target="_blank"> renovation and construction work on the Samuelson Union Building</a>, one of CWU’s oldest and most iconic buildings. The state-funded project will renovate the Depression-era SUB into an integrated computer science technology center.</p><p><strong>CWU Appoints New Leadership</strong><br>CWU appointed <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-names-katherine-frank-vice-president-academic-and-student-life" target="_blank">Katherine Frank</a>, former dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Norther Kentucky University, as the new provost/vice president for academic and student life.&nbsp; In addition, <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-appoints-sharon-o’hare-vice-president-enrollment-management" target="_blank">Sharon O’Hare</a> was named vice president of enrollment management. O’Hare was formerly the associate vice president for enrollment management and student success at the University of Montana. They both began their tenures in July</p><p>SUMMER</p><p><strong>Chemistry Major Receives $50K EPA Fellowship</strong><br>Undergraduate<a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-chemistry-major-awarded-50000-epa-undergraduate-fellowship" target="_blank"> Justin Rodriguez received a $50,000 EPA fellowship</a> for his research in environmental chemistry. Rodriguez was the only person in Washington State, and one of only two in the Pacific Northwest to receive this prestigious fellowship.</p><p><strong>Craft Brewing Program Ranked Number 1</strong><br>CWU's <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing-program-ranked-no-1-america-unraveled" target="_blank">craft brewing program was ranked No. 1 </a>in the United States in “Training America’s Next Brewers: The Top Brew Schools in the US,” published by America Unraveled.</p><p><strong>DeShields Earns International Award for LGBTQ Leadership</strong><br><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/deshields-recognized-international-award" target="_blank">Richard DeShields, associate dean for student living</a>, is the recipient of the 2016 Judy Spain Award. The accolade recognizes contributions to the LGBT community through activities that promote positive growth, development, and education. The Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) presented DeShields with the award during its annual conference in Seattle.</p><p><strong>CWU Earns A1 Bond Rating</strong><br>Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-earns-a1-bond-rating" target="_blank">CWU’s A-1 bond rating</a>, which is effectively the highest rating a comprehensive university such as Central can achieve.</p><p><strong>CWU Sociology Professor Laura Appleton Creates Lasting Legacy</strong><br>Described affectionately as a “cross between Earth mother and Genghis Khan,” longtime sociology professor Laura Appleton died in August. <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/laura-appleton-endownment-scholarship" target="_blank">Her family and friends donated $400,000</a> to establish the Laura L. Appleton Endowment for Graduate Study in Sociology to help a CWU sociology major attend the graduate program of their choice. https://www.cwu.edu/foundation/laura-appleton-endownment-scholarship</p><p><strong>CWU Officers Win National Award for Rape Defense Education</strong><br>CWU’s finest have received nationwide recognition for their involvement with the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems of Self Defense. At the organization’s recent 19th annual conference, <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-police-honored-rad-commitments" target="_blank">Captain Jason Berthon-Koch and Officer Todd Ames were honored </a>for their longtime service as RAD instructors.</p><p><strong>Forbes Top 600 Universities</strong><br><a href="http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/&amp;refURL=&amp;referrer=#543d337a4f28" target="_blank">CWU was ranked as one of Forbes Magazine’s top 600 universities</a> in the United States.</p><p>FALL</p><p><strong>CWU Wins Opportunity to Serve Students at Joint Base Lewis-McChord</strong><br><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-extends-veterans-outreach-directly-joint-base-lewis-mcchord" target="_blank">CWU is now one of only four Washington higher education institutions</a> allowed to provide instruction directly at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which is the largest military installation on the West Coast.</p><p><strong>CWU Claims Another Award for its Commitment to Diversity</strong><br><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-claims-another-award-its-commitment-diversity" target="_blank">Central is one of just two schools in the state—and only 14 nationally</a>—to be recognized as a “national role model” for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access, Inc., a national organization that honors diversity in academic access and achievement.</p><p><strong>CWU Dedicates State-of-the-Art Science II Facility</strong><br>The new $64 million <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/science-ii-grand-opening-celebration-october-13" target="_blank">Science II hosted a grand opening ceremony</a> in October. Science II boasts a planetarium, observatory tower, scanning electron microscope, and specialty labs, including a chamber that completely absorbs all sound. In December, the building was chosen as a winner of the Inland Northwest AGC Build Northwest Awards.</p><p><strong>CWU Sets First-year Enrollment Record Fall 2016</strong><br>Central reported<a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-sets-first-year-enrollment-record" target="_blank"> a 15 percent increase in first-year fall enrollment,</a> setting a new record. This comes on the heels of a record 21 percent increase in first-year students for 2015-16 fall quarter. This year, 1,908 first-year students are enrolled, up from 1,654 last fall.&nbsp; Overall, a total of 10,559 undergraduates enrolled in CWU classes during the 2016-17 academic year.</p><p><strong>$3 Million Consortium Grant to Improve STEM Education</strong><br><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-co-leads-3-million-consortium-grant-improve-stem-education" target="_blank">The university is co-leading a $3 million National Sciences Foundation grant</a> designed to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation programs across Washington State. Jennifer Dechaine, biological sciences, and Anne Egger, geological sciences, will receive $298,289 for their work over the next four years on the project, “Collaborative Research: The Next Generation of STEM Teacher Preparation in Washington State.”</p><p><strong>Alumna Named Washington State Teacher of the Year</strong><br>Once again, <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/education-professional-studies/2017-washington-state-teacher-year-credits-passion-and-cwu-honor" target="_blank">one of Central’s alumni have been named the Washington State Teacher of the Year</a>. Camille Jones, from Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, received the 2017 award—becoming the fifth CWU graduate to receive that honor since 2005.</p><p><strong>CWU Community Participates in Peace March</strong><br><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/peace-march-planned-monday" target="_blank">The campus community participated in a peace march </a>organized by Not In Our Kittitas County in November. The Not In Our Kittitas County campaign is aimed at stopping hate and building a safe and inclusive environment. It comes in response to activity by the Ku Klux Klan in Ellensburg earlier this fall.</p><p><strong>University Police Honored as Department of the Year</strong></p><p>The Western Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (WACLEA) recently named <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-police-honored-department-year" target="_blank">CWU’s Police and Parking Services as the 2016 Department of the Year</a>.</p><p><strong>Best Online University in Washington</strong><br>According to Best Value Scho</br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>What Brew is Best for the Bird? CWU’s Craft Brew Expert Shares His Viewshttps://www.cwu.edu/craft-brewing/node/2484Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:13:26<p><img alt="" src="/sciences/sites/cts.cwu.edu.sciences/files/images/craft%20brew.jpg" style="width: 348px; height: 145px;"></p><p>Thanksgiving dinner, with all of its rich and complex flavors, can be difficult to pair with beverages. Steve Wagner, biology professor and director of CWU’s unique craft brewing program, has a few tips to help you find the best — and mostly local—brew for your turkey day.</p><p>“A good, simple choice would be an American pale ale,” said Wagner. “Its crisp fruity and flavor flavor profile doesn’t conflict with the complex flavors of the typical Thanksgiving spread. It enhances the sweet and savory flavors of the feast.” His recommendations include Bale Breaker Field 41 Pale Ale, Engine House No. 9’s Don of Time, and Hilliard’s 12th Can Pale Ale.&nbsp;</p><p>For those who like a darker, more malty, sweet beer, Wagner recommends a Deschutes Brewery Jubelale—“it’s not as dark as a porter but it is chewy with raisin, dried plum, and toffee notes ”—and won’t fill you up like a heavier beer. He also recommends Yakima Craft 1982 Amber Ale and Dru Bru Schwarzbier.</p><p>For a brew that will take you through desert, Wagner suggests a Ninkasi’s Sleigh’r Dark Double Alt Ale or Iron Horse Brewery’s Cozy Sweater will pair nicely with pumpkin pie. “But if you want something different for desert,” he notes, “you might try a sour beer such as pFriem’s Frambozen (Raspberry) Lambic-style Ale or Double Mountain’s Tahoma (Rainier) Kriek Lambic-style Ale.”</p><p>“Of course, these are just suggestions,” he added. “The important thing is that you enjoy it.”</p><p>And if it matters to you, a great craft beer can add up to 250 calories per pint to the feast. But considering that one average slice of pumpkin pie is close to 350 calories, <em>sans</em> whipped cream, a tasty brew won’t be a dietary dealbreaker.</p><p><em>CWU offers the only craft brewing baccalaureate program in the United States. The Craft Brewing degree is built upon a strong foundation in science and is focused on providing students with content, experience, and skills in brewing science, analytical laboratory techniques, quality assurance, and management. Additionally, courses incorporate hands-on and inquiry based learning opportunities through case studies, pilot brewing, field trips, industry speakers, and research activities. The program prepares graduates for a career in the brewing production, quality assurance, brewery management, beer merchandising, distribution, brewing technology, packaging, safety, sanitation, sensory evaluation, and entrepreneurship. For more information, go to www.cwu.edu/sciences/craft-brewing</em></p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br>