(CNN) — It's probably safe to say that college students know a thing or two about beer.
Now, they can take their love of the brew right into the classroom. A university in Canada is serving up a very refreshing new program.
"That's what it'll look like before it goes into the tank," says Nick Bolton.
Nick Bolton knows his beer but not just from years of quaffing, but from years of actually making the stuff.
"Nothing fancy, it's just two packs of dried yeast whenever I put some in," said Bolton.
Bolton is the head brewer at the Big Ridge Brewing in Surrey, one of the many craft beer businesses that have barreled into BC.
"We have all these breweries starting up around here, there's a culture for it. Everybody wants craft beer around now," said Bolton.
Bolton had to go out-of-province, then out-of-country to learn how to brew a good beer. But not anymore!
"Right now this is a teaching facility and a brew lab is allowed."
Beginning this September, Kwantlen Polytechnic University will be serving up the first brewing diploma program in the province.
They'll be building a lab as Kwantlen gets a new nickname...Brew U.
"The students will be able to use the fruits and vegetables produced by our horticulture students as part of their formulation of their signature beers so the synergy is great."
It promises to be a well rounded program about the science and business of brewing, including marketing, even the design of logos and labels. It will be science and savvy that will spill over into an industry overflowing with opportunity.
"Adding an education system where they'll really hit the ground running, coming into their position without having to have it explained to them from the base level from the people that will be hiring them."
BC's micro-beer industry has seen 20 percent growth in sales every year since 2006.
Now that industry will have an educated work force on tap.