December 7, 2017 • Craftsbury Common, VT • The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering a new session of its popular course “The Art and Science of Brewing” with visiting instructors Anders Kissmeyer of Royal Unibrew/Anders Kissmeyer Master Brewer and Jan Paul of Svaneke Bryghus.

Kissmeyer and Paul, acclaimed brewing experts, will lead students in a one week intensive course in the heart of Vermont, home to over 50 craft breweries. During the class, held January 15–19, 2018 at the Sterling College campus in Craftsbury Common, VT, the instructors will cover raw materials, brewing practices, yeast, aging, packaging, tasting techniques, beer styles, equipment design and more. Students will participate in a number of hands-on activities including basic microscopy, malting and fermentation.

“We are thrilled to have Anders and Jan back on campus to share their knowledge, experience, and sometimes divergent opinions about what makes an exceptional beer,” said Heather Jerrett, Director of Continuing Education at Sterling College.

This class is appropriate for experienced homebrewers as well as those with some work experience related to brewing. The course provides the theory, knowledge, and skills needed to hone the student’s craft, troubleshoot brews, and take brewing to the next level.

This class is being offered through The School of the New American Farmstead (SNAF), Sterling College’s continuing education program. Classes represent the ideals of the College’s undergraduate focus of stewardship and experiential learning while offering multifaceted ways for agrarians, culinarians, entrepreneurs and traditional craftspeople to hone the skills that can contribute to a sustainable farmstead model. Learning experiences are offered in the form of workshops, short-courses, symposia, and professional development opportunities.

The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is generously underwritten by three great Vermont businesses, including Chelsea Green Publishing, the preeminent publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living; Vermont Creamery, an award winning creamery offering fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter, and créme fraîche that combine the European tradition of cheesemaking with Vermont’s terroir; and the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont’s award winning cheesemakers and affineurs. Partner businesses share a deep commitment to the environmental stewardship mission of Sterling College.

Online registration is now open, but spaces are limited. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. For more information this course and to register, visit



Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship and rural placed based education. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling is home to the School of the New American Farmstead and the Wendell Berry Farming Program, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is one of only eight federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.


Katie Lavin, Office of the President, Sterling College

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