The UC Davis Food Science Brewing Club (or FSBC for short) is a new student group dedicated to promoting beer and its scientific process at one of the world’s leading cross-disciplinary research and teaching institutions, located in Davis, Calif. The group meets regularly for analytic beer tastings where they test their palates by eliminating sight and attempt to discern the difference between beers. The FSBC is part of a growing beer culture at UC Davis (just watch the video above).
The university currently has a Brewing Science Option, which prepares students for careers in production or quality assurance within the brewing industry or other food fermentation industries (e.g., other alcoholic beverages, vinegar and cheese). The option also prepares students for graduate study in good science. The option exposes the students to a diversity of coursework, including chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology and engineering as they pertain to the malting and brewing processes. Issues of quality assurance, plant sanitation and packaging are also key. And of course, there is a thorough grounding in malting and brewing. Learn more at www.ucdavis.edu.