classes

FLAVOR TRAINING

Session C - Sunday, October 22
Session D - Sunday, October 29
2–4pm, $45 per session

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.

CIDERMAKING 101

Saturday, November 11 - 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!

KEGGING 101

Saturday, November 18 - 2–4pm
$30

Tired of bottling your homebrews? Learn to keg! We will discuss the benefits of kegging, parts of a keg, the kegging process, and safety protocol. A must-learn skill if you love to make hoppy beers and sweet sparkling ciders and wines!

HOMEBREWING 101

Sunday, November 19 - 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.

HOMEBREWING 201: NEIPA

Sunday, November 26 - 1–4:30 pm
$35

Embrace the haze craze! For the intermediate brewer, this class digs into the ins and outs of brewing those juicy, creamy, hop bombs we have all come to know and love. Learn about the roles that yeast, hops, and fermentables play in creating that unique character only found in an NEIPA.

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