Welcome back to students! Now enrolling for 2015 spring semester!

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This course was designed to give students a higher beer education, educating them on all aspects of the beer industry. Here at Better Beer Society University, we pride ourselves on having students from all levels, so whether you are just beginning your exploration with craft beer, an experienced homebrewer, or an active member within the beer industry, we have something for you.

An educated beer drinker is a better beer drinker. Welcome to BBSU!


Dean: Robin Shellman
Professor: Michael Agnew
Administration: Kelsi Moffitt, Rachel Gall, Melinda Hedberg & Megan Parker

Recap of 2014 Spring Syllabus

March 5 / Collaborations (w/ special guests)
March 12 / Nitrogen Beers (w/ Michael Agnew)
March 19 / The Language of Beer (Beer Vocabulary)
March 26 / Community Supported Brewing (w/ David Anderson (Dave’s Brewfarm) and Liz Talley of Urban Graze and Savory Spring Farms)
April 2 / Understanding Alcohol (w/ Michael Agnew)
April 9 / Cooking with Beer w/ Chef Matt Paulson (beer condiments)
April 16 / FIELD TRIP! (Fulton’s new 80bbl Production Facility)
April 23 / Craft Distilling (Small Batch Spirits)
April 30 / “German Craft Beer” Week with Jace Marti (Spotlight on German Brewing Traditions)
May 7 / MN Craft Beer Week (with special guests)
May 14 / American Craft Beer Week with special guest Julia Herz (Brewers Association)
May 21 / MN Cider Beer Week with special guest Henry Chevallier Guild


Homework will be assigned at the discretion of the Professor and will be related to the topic covered on that evening. All homework assignments are optional and are meant to broaden your knowledge and allow you to put new information or skills to use. Prizes will be awarded throughout the semester for those who participate in completing homework assignments. Please be considerate to your fellow students and guest speakers by keeping your phones on silent and conversations quiet and to a minimum.


Special thanks go out to each of our sponsors who show their continued support for beer education. Please help us by supporting them.

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Rob Shellman
Dean / Founder of BBS & BBSU