classes

CIDERMAKING 101

Sunday, December 3 - 2–4pm
$35

The Pioneer Valley is one of the finest cidermaking regions in the world. Delve into the history of cidermaking, discover different styles and processes, taste fresh and fermented ciders, and learn everything you need to make your own!

HOMEBREWING 101

Saturday, December 9- 1–4pm
$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.

GINGER BEER 101

Sunday, December 10 - 2–4pm
$35

Learn how to brew 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 beers as you learn the steps to making it yourself!

FLAVOR TRAINING

Session D - Saturday, December 16
2–4pm, $45
More sessions coming in January!

What does it mean when a bottle of beer is skunked? Why do some beers taste sour? What's a phenol? We answer these questions and more in our flavor training seminars. Whether you make beer, cider, or just want to improve your palate, these classes will have you tasting like a pro. Each session covers 6–7 flavor compounds.

HOMEBREWING 201: Sour beer

Sunday, December 17 - 1–4:30pm
$35

Pucker up! This intermediate brewing class covers the variety of processes that may go into the production of sour beer. Learn about sour mashing, long-aging sours, fruiting, and how to use lactobacillus and other microorganisms to sour beer.

Interested in signing up for a class?
Give us a call at 413-829-BEER to reserve your spot today!