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Wolfpack Brewing Lab

Housed in Schaub Hall since 2006, the brewery operates as a research and teaching facility under Dr. John Sheppard. We aim to develop an educated workforce and advance the science of brewing in support of the local, state, and national brewing industries.

Brewing beer is an art and science, and we employ methods from chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and sensory analysis to produce high-quality products.

Brewing Science and Technology Minor

This minor is only available for undergraduate students. As preparation for a career in the fermentation beverage industry, it prioritizes chemistry, microbiology, and the technologies used in the modern beer industry.
Courses emphasize a strong science component and include hands-on experience with both production-scale fermentation equipment and a quality control lab.

brewery minor students standing in the brewing lab

NC Brewers Cup Awards

First Place

Chancellor’s Choice (IPA)

Third Place

Schaub Schwarzbier (dark lager)

Third Place

Pack Pilsner

Editor’s Pick

Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC), August 2011