Fresno State Continuing & Global Education just completed its first ever Brew U: Brewing Basics class at the Fresno State Downtown campus. Brew U is taught by Edmunds of Zone 9 brewing in Clovis who teaches students about basic science, cell biology, basic biochemistry, brew beer types, malts, mash, hops, yeast, and water chemistry.
By the end of the course students will have participated in developing and brewing 75-90 gallons of their own craft beer at the Downtown brewery Incubator 411 Ales & Spirits. Students who complete the courses receive a certificate for completing each section and those who attend all three sections will receive a certificate of completion and the opportunity to earn Cicerone Beer Service certification.
Brew U classes will continue in September, with courses in Advanced Brewing followed by Taproom Operation and Marketing in November. These courses are currently full but people interested in joining the program are encouraged to join the waitlist for upcoming courses.