Friday, February 25, 2005

Wouldn't You Love to Take This Course?

From CBC News:

HALIFAX - Students at Nova Scotia Community College are now able to earn an academic credit for cradling a glass of beer.

The Labatt Beer Institute, which officially opened in Halifax's Brewery Market complex on Wednesday, will train students on everything from the history of beer to matching beer choices with different foods, to how to pour it properly.

"What I would have thought, in my day, is that there was very little about beer that the students didn't know," joked Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm.

In fact, the new offering is a serious course designed to help students taking the hospitality and culinary arts program.

Students will learn about beer in a pub setting with 16 brews on tap.

The College, by the way, has a press release on the new Institute here.