Greater Tulsa Reporter
For those looking to increase their knowledge of beer and wine, Oklahoma State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Administration and the Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education will offer two non-credit courses to the public, starting in January at the OSU-Tulsa campus.
On Jan. 21 and 28, OSU-Tulsa will hold Intro to Malted Beverages (HRAD 4850), 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Proof of age will be required.
The course will provide an overview of the history of beer, brewing process, styles, beer and food pairings, and the industry behind the beer business.
The knowledge gained in the class is intended to offer students a baseline understanding of malted beverages from an inside perspective. The course instructor is a seven-year veteran within the craft beer industry.
By the end of the course, students should be knowledgeable in the basic history of beer and craft brewing, be able to explain the general brewing process, including the four basic ingredients, identify various beer styles and classifications, and demonstrate how to properly serve beer.
On March 25 and April 1, the non-credit class Beverages in the Hospitality Industry (HRAD 3721) will be held, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Proof of age will be required.
This course offers an introduction to the world of wine with an overview of production and farming techniques, major red and white grape varietals and the wine growing regions that produce them, and instruction on how to evaluate, taste and pair wine with food.
Course objectives include knowledge of common wine terminology, basic grape growing and winemaking techniques, major red and white grape varietals, food-and-wine pairings, and important winemaking regions.
From fine teas to coffees to world-class wines and artisanal crafted brews, OSU’s Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education provides a new avenue for beverage and food experimentation, discovery and research. The program offers educational and engaging programs that explore this fast-growing industry.
The center provides an integrated, collaborative and interdisciplinary curriculum offering credit and non-credit courses for all student levels.
For more information, visit ches.okstate.edu/hrad.