The two started the Mount's BRW 101 class which teaches the science of beer brewing. Tim and Andy are also accomplished homebrewers themselves. At the All-American Homebrew Competition held a few weeks ago, they won a gold medal for an American amber ale they brewed with fresh hops they picked from a site near the Mount, and a silver medal for a doppelbock.
The American amber ale has a true Mount connection; the hops used were from Rick and Barb Hubers' yard which is located just behind the football field. "They approached us to see if we wanted them," said Lawson. "We walked over there and picked them on a hot day last fall. We brewed with the this winter and made an award-winning beer."
Registration for the BRW 101 class, which runs from May 24-June 28, 2017, is now underway. The class is open to Mount students, alumni and the general public to those 21 years or older.