Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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BIOM 208 - Applied Brewing Microbiology

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): a grade of “C” or better in BIOB 160  and admission to the Brewing Science and Brewery Operations program or instructor’s consent.
This course will provide brewers with a theoretical and practical background in the microbiology of brewing.  Emphasis will be placed on yeast, yeast handling, identification of beer-spoilage organisms using standard microbiological techniques. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe the characteristics of the organisms involved in brewing.
  • Describe the basic biochemistry of brewing.
  • Perform techniques related to isolating and maintaining pure cultures, cell counting, assessing yeast viability, staining, and identification of contaminating microbes.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods for assessment of microorganisms.

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