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Grand Opening Celebrates Fermentation Science and Technology’s World-Class Facilities

Like a fine Lager Beer or a matured cheddar, the grand opening of the Gifford Building facility of Colorado State University’s Fermentation Science and Technology Program has aged long after the hard work has been done.

“It’s been a dream in the making for a very long time,” said Lise Youngblade, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, as she welcomed attendees to the April 17 event.

“The program is officially about 8 and a half years old”, Jeff Callaway, associate director of the FST program, said as the state-of-the-art facilities were finally officially unveiled. “So just in time to have a grand opening ceremony, right?”

A private FST celebration was held outside the Gifford building, with student wanted posters, music, student-brewed beer, food and a look inside the brewhouse and innovation center.

Sponsors fueled growth

CSU officials thanked the companies, donors and individuals for their contributions that sparked the program and the growth and expansion of the program housed in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Companies thanked included major sponsors New Belgium Brewing Co., Anheuser-Busch InBev, Odell Brewing Co. and Emerson Automation Solutions as well as others such as Anton Paar, Atlas CopCo, Crafted ERP, GF Coolfit, K-Malt and Zahm & Nagel.

“As much as great businesses are, businesses are made up of people,” Callaway said. “And, at the end of the day, that’s really what made the success of what we did.”