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What does the educational history of Penn State have to do with craft beer? Former Penn State trustee Dr. Ben Novak’s writings on these topics are now republished by the Nittany Valley Society in two books. In his Centre Daily Times columns running from 1984-87 he shared enthusiastically the joyous art brewing in the new craft beer scene, now published as The Birth of the Craft Brew Revolution. He then wrote a series of essays appearing in State College The Magazine in 1988-89 entitled Is Penn State A Real University? This examined Penn State’s role as an educational institution, seriously calling for students, parents, alumni, townspeople, and faculty to reflect and engage one another over what the modern day university had become, the direction it was heading, and students’ place in it.