Sensory Analysis of Beer (4 Courses)

This is a four-part series of non-credit courses that will expose you to the difference between similar beer styles in the brewing industry. You will be given information on similar beer styles and how to discern one from another. This course will focus on how to tell the differences between beers such as porters and stouts, various pale ales, sour beers, etc.

Through this course, you will learn how to implement your own evaluation at whatever brewery you find yourself. By the end of the course, you should have a strong understanding of how to discern between similar beer styles on opposite ends of the beer flavor spectrum.

Beer Styles by Course

  • NCST 007-002 Belgian Styles - January 28
  • NCST 007-003 Pale Ales - February 25
  • NCST 007-004 German Styles - March 25
  • NCST 007-005 Wheat & Other Beer Styles - April 29

Want Even More Science with Your Beer?

You may also be interested in the Brewing Laboratory Science Certificate – a for-credit undergraduate certificate that addresses quality control for the growing brewing industry.

Please note: beer style is subject to change within 2 weeks of course date.

You can also choose to register individually for one or more of the courses. See the Register section below for details.

All course participants must be 21 or older (see details below) and will need to participate in a Breathalyzer analysis before being allowed to drive home.

Combined Syllabus

  • Eligibility

    Age Requirement

    Each course REQUIRES you to be 21+ years old at the start of the course. You must present a valid legal photo ID (passport or driver’s license) on the day of the course so that the instructor can confirm your age. Failure to bring proof of being 21+ years old will result in a drop from the course.

  • Register

    You can choose to register individually for one or more of the courses using the registration form below.

    Please fill out the registration form and submit to Extended Campus (see Contact Us section below).

  • Contact Us

    Sean Johnson

    UNC Extended Campus
    Aimee Rogers
    Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Phone: 970-351-2594
    Fax: 970-351-1870
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Once You Register

    Registration Confirmation

    Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation letter in the mail. This letter will list the drop and withdrawal deadlines. If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline date. If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account. If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 970-351-2231. It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    1. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) are assessed and paid separately.
    2. You will be billed for the cost of your course tuition.
    3. Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page.
    4. You will be billed by UNC Bursar's Office. For any questions regarding your billing please contact the Bursar's Office at 970-351-2201 or you can also access e-Bill on Ursa – please pay your bill by the end of the month in which it was received to avoid finance charges.

    Combined Syllabus