The Labatt Beer Institute, which officially opened in Halifax on Wednesday, will train students on everything from the history of beer to how to pour it properly. "What I would have thought in my day is that there was very little about beer that the students didn't know," joked [Nova Scotian] Premier John Hamm. In fact, it is a serious course designed to help students taking the hospitality and culinary arts program. The classroom is a pub setting with 16 brews on tap.Having gone to the college the Premier did with the next generation of his classmates I would support his estimatation of the intellectual situation among Halifax college kids.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."