Southern Illinois University - Fermentation Sciences

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SIU Fermentaton Sciences Program

The craft beer, wine, and spirit industries are exploding, and they need professionals trained in the arts of making their unique products.  This is particularly true in Southern Illinois, which is home to numerous wineries, breweries, and distilleries. That’s where the Fermentation Science Institute comes in. As one of our newest programs in one of our newest facilities, SIU is one of only a handful of colleges in the nation with a fermentation science program. And we are growing fast to meet the demands in local foods, micro-and craft breweries, regional wineries, and distilleries and more.

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 New Developments:

  • Plans for an SIU brew
  • New 75 gallon distillery
  • New malting facility
  • Sensory laboratory
  • Teaching kitchen for fermented foods research
  • FSI Service Laboratory

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SIU Fermentation Science Program

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Students will learn the principles of fermentation and applied applications in pharmaceuticals and energy production, sensory analysis and quality evaluation, yeast science and technology, and brewing science.


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