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UNA Students Brew-ed Over New Recipes for Annual Challenge

Apr. 09, 2024

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – Students in the Jeff Eubanks Culinary Arts Management and Digital Media programs have once again partnered with Singin’ River Brewery for the annual brew challenge which is set for April 11 at the Singin’ River Brewery on East College Street.
“Our students have again done a great job of researching various recipes and brewing some very exciting beers for our brew challenge,” said Einar Gudmundsson, Associate Professor in the Jeff Eubanks Culinary Arts Management program. “It is always wonderful to see the creativity and enthusiasm from our students, and we look forward to share their work to the guests of Singin’ River Brewery. I am very thankful for our partnership with Singin’ River Brewery as they have shared their expertise with our Culinary Arts management students about the science and process of fermentation.”
As part of the challenge, the students in the wine, beer, and spirits class were placed in three teams, and each team was tasked with researching beer recipes and styles, and to meet with the Singin’ River brewer to make their beers from scratch. The students measured the grains, made the wort, added hops and the yeast, and prepared the brew for fermentation. Later, the students checked the gravity of the beers and, finally, they kegged the beverage in preparation for serving to customers at Singin’ River.
The April 11 kick-off event will include three beers – Razz ‘n’ Jazz, Leo’s Luau, and Berried in Mintopia. It will be the first time for the public to sample the brews as well as rate them based on their styles and preference. Customers will also have an opportunity to view the marketing designs and presentations made by students in UNA’s Digital Media classes via a QR code. The event will be from 5-7 p.m., and Odette will have food available for purchase during the event.

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