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Pawpaws: the Fruit of Appalachia’s Heart

by Amanda Grinstead

The Pawpaw is one of the most unique fruits in American history. Indigenous to Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States, and cultivated in the Athens County, Ohio, area, it’s hard to believe that pawpaws have been around for generations and were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. George Washington is known to have cultivated pawpaws. It’s also been recorded that Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of the West relied on pawpaws for sustenance when other sources of food failed. 

New Scholarship Created at Hocking College in Beloved Brewer’s Memory

by Matt Berry

One deserving student will earn a two-year full-tuition scholarship in the memory of a beloved Ohio brewer.

Try the latest Hocking College beers at Star Brick Brewing's Growler Nights

by Amanda Grinstead

If you’re interested in trying one of the craft beers brewed by Hocking College Fermentation Science students, you can join them from 4-6 p.m. every Thursday and Friday for Star Brick Brewing's Growler Nights at the Lodge. Customers will be able to purchase a 34-ounce glass growler for $6 and fill it up with their favorite Hocking College brew for $8. If you already have a growler, you can bring it in and have it filled up for about 24 cents an ounce.

Hocking College receives vineyard netting equipment from Minn. company

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Birds love grapes.

Hocking College and Jackie O's Team up for First Run of Sanitizer

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Hocking College, Jackie O’s and other companies are teaming up to help Southeast Ohio’s first responders and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brew Pub offers beers crafted by Hocking College students

by Matt Berry

“Beer is what really caused civilization to occur,” Eric Hedin, specialist for the Fermentation Science program for Hocking College, said. “The people came together to gather the barley to make beers. Civilization and community were formed around alcohol.”

OU Students Visit New Straitsville Distillery

by Tim Brunicardi

On Friday, March 22, twenty-nine students from Ohio University's Hospitality & Tourism Program visited Hocking College's new distillery in New Straitsville. The purpose of their visit was to learn more about fermentation science.

A Beginner's Guide to Craft Beer Food Pairings

by Tim Brunicardi

With craft beer sales now accounting for more than 23% of the $111.4 billion U.S. beer market, it is no surprise that food and craft beer pairings are now pretty popular.

Don't believe me? Just check out any Eventbrite page in any major city and you'll find a collection of craft beer events ranging from donut pairings, to cupcake pairings, to entree pairings.

Whether you're looking to host your own pairing, or are genuinely interested in learning more about craft brewing, you first need to undertstand the nuances of beer flavors.

From Legal Briefs to Barley: How a Fermentation Science Student Brewed Himself A New Career

by Tim Brunicardi

When Gallipolis, OH native Benjamin Saunders decided to enroll in Hocking College’s new Fermentation Science Program, his dream of one day owning his own distillery finally came to fruition.

Hocking College's Leisure Learning Classes Offers Something For Everyone

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Are you interested in picking up a new hobby, or becoming more experienced in a skill such as cooking or gardening? If so, you should consider taking one of Hocking College's Leisure Learning classes.

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