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!
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.
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!
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.
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.