SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The beer brewing program at the University of California, Davis has received some holiday cheer in the form of a $2 million gift from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada’s founder Ken Grossman and his wife, Katie Gosner, announced the gift Thursday for the campus’ brewing science program.

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UC Davis said in a statement that the gift establishes an endowment for a full-time brewing position for the program, which is part of the school’s Department of Food Science and Technology.

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The UC Davis program offers courses in the science and engineering of brewing beer and running a brewery operation.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was founded in 1980 and produces some of America’s best-known craft beers. It has breweries in Chico, California and Mills River, North Carolina.

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