The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering a new session of its popular course “The Art and Science of Craft 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 an eight day intensive course in the heart of Vermont, home to over 50 craft breweries. During the class, held July 24–August 2, 2018 at the Sterling College campus, 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. The class will visit Vermont’s award winning Hill Farmstead Brewery, The Alchemist Brewery and Lost Nation Brewing for a tour and conversation with the founders of each.

“We are delighted to have Anders and Jan back on campus to share their knowledge and experience about what makes an exceptional beer,” said Heather Jerrett, Dean 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. “The education I received from Anders Kissmeyer and Jan Paul has proven invaluable to my work,” said Tom Peters, co-founder of Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. “The experience was fulfilling on both an academic & spiritual level.”

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

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