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App State Wants To Open The Tap

Officials at Appalachian State University are planning to sell beer brewed in the chemistry department. Faculty and students began a class on fermentation last spring. But current rules prohibit selling the fruits of their labor.

Brett Taubman is an assistant professor of chemistry at ASU and a home brewer:

"Fermentation also stretches far beyond just beer or wine, you know into alternative fuels, pharmaceuticals, different chemicals, so I think the beer and the wine are attractive to students and are a way to bring them into a discipline that they may not otherwise be interested in."

Taubman says it'll take at least three-to-six months to get approval to sell the beer. He says the micro-brewing business is booming in North Carolina with at least fifty breweries located across the state.

Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
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