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UWSP professor discusses the role beer has played in history through ‘Wisconsin’s Beer Heritage’

STEVENS POINT (WAOW)– A University of Wisconsin Stevens Point professor discussed the important role beer has played in human civilization, history, and culture.

Terese Barta is an associate professor in the school’s department of biology. Her talk was titled “Wisconsin’s Beer Heritage”

Barta is a microbiologist and says one of the things she enjoys the most about giving these talks, is sharing information that people may not know about beer and brewing.

“I enjoy telling people about aspects of brewing that they may not be aware of, especially the long tradition of brewing and how important brewing and beer has been to American and world civilizations. That it really started out as a food and as a safer alternative to water and its not just you know that college students drink on a Saturday night,” Barta said.

Barta is the president of the Stevens Point Draft Board which meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at O’so Brewing Company. She also conducts outreach to professional breweries through a “Microbiology for Brewers” workshop that she teaches multiple times through out the year at UWSP’s continuing education center.

Ben Zitouni

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