This course is instructed by Terese Barta, Ph.D.,
Department of Biology, at UW-Stevens Point. Terese has been teaching microbiology in the UW system since 1994. As a way to introduce her bacteriology students to a practical application of the field, she took up home brewing, and has been an avid home brewer ever since. While at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon Center, she began outreach to the community by teaching home brewing courses, and was instrumental in creating the Bull Falls Brewers, a home brew club in Wausau, Wisconsin.
In 2012, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, after providing consulting work to a local microbrewery, Terese found a need for professional development opportunities in the brewing industry. She developed the Microbiology for Brewers program that year to target professionals in the brewing industry as well as home brewers.