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Hop Springs tour provides sneak peek of MTSU ferme...

Hop Springs tour provides sneak peek of MTSU fermentation science lab

Attendees of the Brewers Association’s national 2018 Craft Brewing Conference in Nashville got a sneak peek Friday, May 4, of MTSU’s Fermentation Sciences laboratory under construction at the Hop Springs agritourism destination being built by Steel Barrel Brewery.

Provost Mark Byrnes joined College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer and Tony Johnston, director of MTSU’s fermentation science program, in welcoming attendees to the open house at the 80-acre Hop Springs construction site, located at 6790 John Bragg Highway.

College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer, right, and Tony Johnston, director of MTSU’s fermentation science program, are shown at the May 4 tour of the 80-acre Hop Springs construction site, located at 6790 John Bragg Highway in Murfreesboro, Tenn. MTSU will oversee a hands-on laboratory there when the site opens in the fall. (MTSU photo by David Foster)

College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer, right, and Tony Johnston, director of MTSU’s fermentation science program, are shown at the May 4 tour of the 80-acre Hop Springs construction site, located at 6790 John Bragg Highway in Murfreesboro, Tenn. MTSU will oversee a hands-on laboratory there when the site opens in the fall. (MTSU photo by David Foster)

Conference-goers were offered bus rides from Nashville’s Music City Center to the Hop Springs site, where they sampled Steel Barrel beers and reviewed plans for the facility.

Johnston will oversee a hands-on laboratory and research site being built as part of the Hop Springs facility. Steel Barrel’s brewing headquarters, anticipated to be complete by fall 2018, will also feature a 2,000-seat amphitheater, a 10-acre hop field, wet and dry dog parks and scenic hiking and biking trails.

Also attending the event was state Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, who sponsored legislation that enabled MTSU to create the fermentation science program, which opened up to students in the fall of 2017.

“The collaboration between Steel Barrel Brewery and MTSU is critical for our program,” Johnston said. “It represents the commitment MTSU has to serve the industries our students may enter upon graduation.”

To learn more about MTSU’s Fermentation Science program, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/fermentation/index.php.

— Andrew Oppmann (andrew.oppmann@mtsu.edu)

Mark Jones, CEO of Steel Barrel Brewery, center, chats with attendees at the May 4 tour of the 80-acre Hop Springs construction site, located at 6790 John Bragg Highway in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Steel Barrel and MTSU are partnering on a hands-on laboratory to be built at the agritourism site. (MTSU photo by David Foster)

Mark Jones, CEO of Steel Barrel Brewery, center, chats with attendees at the May 4 tour of the 80-acre Hop Springs construction site, located at 6790 John Bragg Highway in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Steel Barrel and MTSU are partnering on a hands-on laboratory to be built at the agritourism site. (MTSU photo by David Foster)

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, right, and his daughter, Kelsey, are briefed on plans for the MTSU Fermentation Science Program laboratory at Hop Springs in Murfreesboro by Andrew Oppmann, MTSU’s vice president for marketing and communications. (MTSU photo by David Foster)

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, right, and his daughter, Kelsey, are briefed on plans for the MTSU Fermentation Science Program laboratory at Hop Springs in Murfreesboro by Andrew Oppmann, MTSU’s vice president for marketing and communications. (MTSU photo by David Foster)


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