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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HCM 300 - Beverage Management

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech

This course will familiarize the student with all aspects of beverage service including wine and alcohol laws. The basic mechanics of beverage preparation, sales and promotion will be covered.
1. Discuss alcohol laws, the implementation of federal laws at the state level, and the dram shop act.

  1. Identify alcohol laws and how they affect Iowa residents.
  2. Identify Federal laws and how they pertain to Iowa citizens.
  3. Discuss the fundamentals and importance of responsible alcohol service.
  4. Identify levels of intoxication and methods to control excessive consumption by guests.

2. Examine wine in the beverage operation.

  1. Discuss the basic production process of fermentation 
  2. Distinguish wines by grape and/or other fruit variety, country, growing regions and production process.

3. Critique the presentation and non-alcoholic and de-alcoholic beverages.

  1. Discuss the brewing of coffee.
  2. Evaluate the brewing of tea.
  3. Assess the new trends in coffee making.
  4. Identify non-alcoholic beers.
  5. Compare and contrast non-alcoholic wines and other beverages new to the market.

4. Judge alcoholic beverages and learn the preparation of them.

  1. Discuss the basic production process for distillation
  2. Evaluate the process in the preparation of these drinks.
  3. Critique the different types of mixed drinks available.

5. Assess business operations of a beverage operation.

  1. Discuss opening and closing procedures of a beverage operation.
  2. Identify equipment and glassware used for beverage preparation and service.
  3. Evaluate the relationships of beverages to food.

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