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Intro to Brewing Science

Jul 28, 2024 - Aug 22, 2024

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Intro to Brewing Science

Whether you are a beginning to intermediate homebrewer, work in the brewing or restaurant industry, or just have an interest in beer, this course is for you.

  • Discover the fundamental science behind beer production, fermentation, and brewing microbiology.
  • Characterize common flavor profiles in beer with your fellow learners through beverage sensory best practices.
  • Engage in learning through a combination of interactive tastings, and online lectures, and group discussions.
  • Interact regularly and learn the science of brewing from multiple experienced brewing professionals and experts.

NOTE: You will be asked to submit proof of age over 21 upon registration to this course.

This live online non-credit course is open to adults 21 years old and over with an interest in beer who would like to know more about the intricacies of its production, including beginning to intermediate home-brewers looking to increase knowledge about their hobby, and even those interested in taking steps towards a brewing career or beer-focused hospitality.

This course is not for credit.

Course Modality: This course is offered online via Zoom.

This course will utilize Canvas, an online learning management system. Upon registration, please visit your student dashboard to access Canvas.

Course Instructor: Dr. Andrew Koppisch, Dr. David John, Dr. Emily Cope, and Dr. Campbell Morrissy with additional instruction by professional Flagstaff brewers.

Course Dates/Times:  Sundays and Thursdays, July 28 through August 22 2024

Course Time:  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., A.Z. Time

Cost: $249

NAU fulltime faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible for a 10% discount!

For registered NAU students, faculty, and staff with an email address, please click “Login” at the top right corner of the page and log in using your NAU credentials. Do not create a new Catalog account.

Registration Deadline: July 29th

For more information, contact:

Dr. David John is the lab manager for microbiology teaching labs at NAU, and has been a lecturer in the Biological Sciences department. Dr. John came to NAU from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

Dr. Emily Cope is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and an Assistant Director of the Center for Applied Microbiome Sciences at the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at NAU. She earned her Ph.D. in microbiology from NAU in 2012 and joined NAU as faculty in 2016.

Dr. Andrew Koppisch is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry department at Northern Arizona University and has taught coursework in Biochemistry for 10 years.



Professional disability specialists are available at Disability Resources to facilitate a range of academic support services and accommodations for students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability, you can request assistance by contacting Disability Resources at 928-523-8773 (voice), ,928-523-8747 (fax), or (e-mail).