classes

HOMEBREWING 101

Sunday, July 15
Saturday, August 4
‍Saturday, August 25
1–4:30pm
$35

Learn how to brew beer! In this beginner level class, we introduce you to the art and science of homebrewing in our classroom kitchen. We discuss malt, yeast, and hops, partial mash brewing, and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems.

FRUIT WINEMAKING

Berry Wine - Sunday, July 22
Stone Fruit - Sunday, August 12
2–4pm
$35

Summer fruit is ripening and ready to ferment! Learn about the history of fruit winemaking, learn what goes into good fruit wine, how to bottle, and be a part of making a batch in class!


GINGER BEER 101

Saturday, July 28, 2–4pm
$35

Learn how to brew a ginger beer! This class will discuss the different approaches to making this spicy, gluten-free beer, and how to avoid common pitfalls, such as bottle explosions, many at-home fermentologists encounter. Taste samples of commercial ginger beer as you learn the steps to making it yourself!

HOMeBREWING 201:
INDIA PALE LAGER

Sunday, July 29, 1–4:30pm
$35

In this intermediate-level class, we wiill focus on this relatively new beer style that brings hop character to the fore. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of brewing and fermenting this hybrid of lager and IPA. We’ll utilize modern hopping techniques while at the same time drawing from from traditional brewing of Czech pilsner or Vienna lager.


CIDERMAKING 101

Sunday, August 26, 2–4pm
$35

The Pioneer Valley is one of the finest cidermaking regions in the world. Delve into the history of cidermaking, taste sweet and hard ciders, and learn everything you need to know to make your own hard cider!


Classes include complimentary samples for attendees age 21+.
Interested in signing up for a class?
Give us a call at 413-829-BEER to reserve your spot today!