Written by Tovin Lapan for McClatchy Newspapers and goerie.com
Four years ago handyman Mark Taylor sent proposals to four community colleges in Northern California for a beer home-brewing course he wished to teach.
The colleges’ reaction was as flat as a glass of beer left out overnight.
While they did not believe Taylor would find that much interest in a home-brewing course, he remained confident. Cabrillo College offered to let him try it out, and the first session filled up with 17 students, one short of capacity.