HOW DOES PENNSYLVANIA'S RICH BREWING HISTORY IMPACT YOUR LESSONS?
We’re surrounded by it all, from small craft breweries like New Trail and Elk Creek to mid-size, regional breweries like Tröegs and Victory, to the large ones like Yuengling, Straub and Sam Adams. Pennsylvania is home to two of America’s oldest family-owned, independent breweries. Every facet of the brewing industry is represented, from the hand-crafted, artisanal process to high-volume production.
It only makes sense that Pennsylvania would have the educational component, too. We have a lot of nearby resources that provide our students opportunities to engage with the industry directly. Whenever possible, I incorporate field trips that put our students on-site at regional breweries. We are also a state that provides opportunities to visit malt houses, barley fields and hops farms.