In spring 2018, UNC's Brewing Laboratory Science Program (housed in the Department of Chemistry) began a partnership with Crabtree Brewing Co. to produce a collaborative beer series, "Klawz Kollab."

Four students, who were excelling in the Intro to Brewing Science class, were selected as the "Top Hops." They met with Crabtree Brewing Founder, Jeff Crabtree, and developed a beer from concept to market named "GPA Booster."

The second "Klawz Kollab" beer has been released (Righteous Red), and a third is planned for March 2019 with a portion of proceeds from these beers going to a scholarship fund for future students in the program.

Crabtree Connections

Owned by alumnus Jeff Crabtree '05, Crabtree Brewing Co. has a longstanding relationship with UNC and the UNC Alumni Association, including serving as a sponsor for the alumni association's home football game tailgates.