LANGLY, B.C. — The brewing and brewery-operations program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has tied for second place for the top brewing school in North America. KPU also won one gold, two silver and one bronze medal in the 2021 U.S. Open College Beer Championship (USOCBC) this month.
“It’s exciting to see our students win again this year in the USOCBC and celebrate their accomplishments,” says Dominic Bernard, chair of KPU’s brewing and brewery operations diploma program. “It’s an honour to be tied in second place in the top-three brewing schools in North America. We’re extremely proud of our students’ hard work, creativity and commitment to brewing quality beer.”
“Seeing our students pour their passion into their brewing and receive this recognition on an international level from the USOCBC is incredibly rewarding,” says Dr. Betty Worobec, dean of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture. “It really showcases the skill and talent these new brewers have earned in the program and is a tribute to the dedication of their instructors.”