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Mar 1, 2017 12:29 PM

UNH celebrates 150th anniversary with specially brewed beer made by Smuttynose Brewery


DURHAM — A New Hampshire brewery is teaming up with the University of New Hampshire to brew a session ale to celebrate UNH's 150th anniversary.

“We’re really excited to help the university celebrate such a major milestone,” said Peter Egelston, founder and president of Smuttynose Brewing Company. “UNH has such a storied history and legacy, and we’re honored to help commemorate that.”

The beer will be called 1866 in reference to the year UNH was founded. The brewing company plans to have the session ale for sale and on tap at numerous locations throughout the Seacoast beginning March 13.

UNH is launching a new minor in brewing science this fall as well as opening a pilot brewery and testing lab and offering professional development courses for the public. The program is in response to the rapidly expanding brewery industry.

“This collaboration is another example of our commitment to working with business and industry throughout the state to connect them with intellectual resources and facilities at the university and address their workforce needs,” said Marc Sedam, managing director of UNHInnovation. “The beer will celebrate our efforts to support the beer industry in the near and long-term which will, in turn, provide internships and job opportunities for our graduates.”

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