The most recent Malting and Brewing Two-Week Course was held in
Madison on the beautiful campus of the University of Wisconsin at the
University Extension, as per the current standard operating process.
This year we had 50 bright and enthusiastic participants, once again an
international mix. We had representatives from the United States,
Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Uruguay. We had students from 42 different
companies representing the process and technical brewing-related areas
of brewing, quality assurance, malting, management and supervision,
technical services, maintenance, engineering, and packaging. This
mixture of backgrounds and knowledge is part of the strength of this
class. It draws in people from all areas of our operations, all
educational and aspirational backgrounds from all sorts of locations,
sizes, and levels of complexity. Bringing this mix together and allowing
an interactive process to take place is an amazing thing to watch.