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!
In our Beer Style Tasting series, we guide you through tasting and evaluating a variety of beer styles. Using commercial beers, you will learn how to identify the sensory components that differentiate styles and the history of each style we discuss. This series is especially suitable for servers, bartenders, aspiring beer judges, and anyone who loves beer and wants to learn more! Session C covers: American lager, Berlinerweisse, Scottish ale, Belgian tripel, Brett beer, American IPA (old school), and Baltic porter.
Bitter. Floral. Citrusy. Dank. What is it that gives hops their unique characteristics. Explore the world of hops in this interactive class: sample singled-hopped beers, do hop rubbings, and learn about the science of malt's best friend. Includes complementary tastings of hopped beverages.
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.