Learn More About Beer at Drexel

So you think you know a lot about beer. Or is it just that you drink a lot of it? Drexel University is offering a ten-week course in beer this fall and the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management is opening up a limited number of seats to hospitality industry folk as well as serious beer nerds. 

You can learn everything from how beer shaped early human history, how beer helped end the Middle Ages and what beer really tastes like. Over the course of the ten weeks you’ll visit breweries and even make your own brew. The class has a research requirement and final in-class presentation.

Fundamentals of Beer with Lynn Hoffman

Thursdays from 6 PM to 9 PM
Academic Bistro, Drexel University 101 N 33rd St. 6th floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

Class Price

Event Description

Beer Fundamentals This is a course about what may be the world’s most important beverage. The goal of your participation in the course is to come to an understand and appreciation of beer that includes knowing:

  • how it shaped early human history
  • how it accelerated the end of the european middle ages
  • how it’s made and how you can make it
  • what beer means in the modern world and how to talk about it
  • how beer works as an item in commerce
  • how beer enhances food
  • what drinking means in the modern world
  • why and how good beer is proliferating and bad beer is retreating
  • what beer really tastes like

This course is a hands-on, glasses up approach. We’ll talk about Louis Pasteur and Joe Louis: the Industrial Revolution and Industrial Beer. We’ll make some beer and we’ll visit places where beer is made. There will be a research requirement and final in-class presentations. Classes are on Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM starting on September 25th.

Email Instructor Lynn Hoffman at drfood55@gmail.com for any inquiries about the course. For all other inquiries concerning continuing education, email the Director of Special Projects Paul O’Neill at pgo27@drexel.edu.


There is a 7 day cancellation policy in order to receive a full refund, which does not include weekends and Drexel holidays. Please contact the Manager at bistroevents@drexel.edu or 215-571-3619.