NC students host Project Brew


Mark Hostrawser accepts the Matt Soos Memorial Fund

right to left- Dow Scoggins, US Open Beer Championship director; Jon Downing, NC brewmaster; Dan Patterson, NC president

Student-made craft beers were in the spotlight on August 11 as NC Brewmaster students presented Project Brew Expo 150.

Held at the St. Catharines Market Square, Project Brew was hosted by students in the final semester class of the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program, who displayed a selection of 17 beer styles that were locally developed and produced at the NC Teaching Brewery.

The evening event drew members of the college community –including president Dan Patterson – as well as the general public.

At the event, Dow Scoggins, director of the U.S. Open Beer Championship, presented  two bronze medals won by the College at this year’s competition: for Beer 101 Strong and Beer 101 Bitter.

The Matt Soos Memorial Fund, which is awarded annually to a student who brews the best beer in the Niagara College Annual Brewmaster Competition, was also distributed at the event to Mark Hostrawser. Hostrawser was awarded $4,500 and his signature beer was served at the event in alongside the other student beers.

Project Brew is hosted by students in their final year of the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program who create the beers as well as organize the festival.

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