Enjoy craft beer? This course is definitely geared toward becoming a full-fledged beer geek. We suggest taking Beer 101 prior to taking this course as this course builds upon basics covered in that class. You are on a path to greater craft beer knowledge my friend. This class lasts between 2 - 2.5 hours, which allows plenty of time to taste, think and ask questions. After the end of each class, you can shop our store and get 10% off all products. See our full class schedule online, and join us to taste and learn!
Brewers make wort. Yeast make beer. Our yeast class and accompanying tasting will delve deeply into the world of everyone’s favorite microorganism.
The yeast lecture will cover:
A history of yeast as it pertains to brewing and home brewers.
Yeast Nutrition, growth and chemical pathways that affect home brewers.
How to choose and maintain a happy yeast culture in your home brew and how strain selection impacts beer flavor.
Pitching rates, Propagation, starters, collection (top and bottom cropping) storage.
We’ll discuss the changes in Yeast cultures over generations and how homebrewers rinse & clean yeast to repitch.
During the second half of the class we’ll conduct a tasting experiment to identify flavor differences between yeast strains under ideal fermentation conditions. The school took a large batch of beer and separated it into eight fermenters. We then pitched a different yeast into each fermenter.
At each class you’ll get:
- Tasting-sized pours of up to 6 craft beers
- Bottled Water
- Printed handouts with information on the topics covered in class, and tasting notes for all beer poured
- Beer Aroma Wheel
- Beer Evaluation Chart
- 10% off all beer featured in the class
- Personalized instruction from one of our resident beer educators
Please note - Cancellation with full refund is accepted up to 48 hours prior to event date. No refunds are given for cancellations after that point. When you purchase a ticket to an event or class, your name, or your gift recipient’s name, will be added to the list and checked at the door, you WILL NOT receive an actual ticket. Should you require more than 6 tickets for a class, please contact us for a group reservation.