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Beverage Education Classes

The OSU School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the College of Human Sciences offers beverage education classes at OSU-Tulsa. The weekend classes are open to community members, hobbyists and anyone with an interest in learning about beer, wine, malted beverages, coffee and more.

Current OSU students may enroll and receive credit for completing the courses. Participants for all classes (with the exception of Overview of Coffee) must be age 21 or older.  

The lineup of classes for the upcoming semester and meeting dates can be found below. For more information about non-credit course options, visit the OSU School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Marketplace.

OSU students should follow the university’s typical enrollment process for credit courses. Course identification numbers are listed below. Questions can be directed to Kim Mathe Cuellar, assistant professor and Director of the Wayne Hirst Beverage Education Center, at kim.mathe@okstate.edu.

Spring 2019 Courses

Coffee Beans

Overview of Coffee
HTM 3301

CRN: 30997

Two Saturdays: Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Topeca Coffee Roastery

Beginning with an introduction into the origin and characteristics of coffee and ending in the myriad of ways we imbibe our black gold, this course is an aerial view of coffee’s journey from seed to cup. This class will introduce you to Specialty Coffee, provide you with language for sensory analysis, and a teach you the essential elements of brewing.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of writer’s voice. 
  • Identify key points of and explain the journey of coffee from seed to cup 
  • Understand the role of objective sensory analysis of a coffee beverage 
  • State six essential elements of brewing and be able to brew a single cup according to the standards outlined 
  • Understand some essential differences in commercial or commodity coffee and Specialty coffee 
  • Gain knowledge of traditional coffee drinks

Instructor: Tyler Duncan

  • Enrolled OSU students earn one hour of OSU credit.

How to enroll for current OSU students

  • After you meet with your academic advisor, you can enroll online at http://my.okstate.edu using CRN 30997.

How to enroll for members of the public seeking the noncredit option

Hops and Barley

Intro to Beer and Malted Beverages
HTM 3101

CRN: 31107

Saturday, March 30, 2019 only (for-credit students will complete the rest of the course online)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OSU-Tulsa Campus

This course provides an overview of the history of beer, brewing process, styles, beer tasting, beer and food pairing, and the industry behind the business of beer. The knowledge gained from HTM 3101 Intro to Beer and Malted Beverages is intended to offer enrollees a baseline understanding of malted beverages from an inside perspective. Your instructor will lecture from knowledge gained within the craft beer industry as a eight year plus veteran. (Must be 21.) 

Course Objectives

  • Objectively communicate the basic history of beer including defining a craft brewer 
  • Explain the general process behind brewing beer including an understanding of four basic ingredients 
  • Identify various beer styles and the two main classifications of beer, Ale and Lager 
  • Analyze beer and food pairing 
  • Offer a firm understanding behind the three-tier distribution system 
  • Demonstrate how to properly serve beer

Wes Alexander, director of sales for Tulsa’s Marshall Brewing Co., will lead this course.

  • Enrolled OSU students earn one hour of OSU credit.
  • Must be age 21 and older.

How to enroll for current OSU students

  • After you meet with your academic advisor, you can enroll online at http://my.okstate.edu using CRN 31107.

How to enroll for members of the public seeking the noncredit option