Alberta Beer Festivals has always been about beer education. so they have created Brew Ed. (formally Beer School), a four-part course that will cover all aspects about beer. Beginning January 11 and running for 3 Thursdays plus a brewery tour, each class of 10 people (max.) will run approximately three hours and will cover a different topic such as the history of beer styles, how beer is made, and get up and personal with beer’s different ingredients. Study beer’s characteristics and components, what makes a good beer, and even learn how to judge a beer. You’ll also learn a bit about beer packaging, glassware and home brewing. Lastly, we will also look at some food and beer pairings and talk about cooking with beer. Approximately a dozen beers will be sampled each class, so you’ll see and taste the difference between the different beer styles. The final class will be a “field trip” to one of Calgary’s breweries, where the “students” can see how beer is made first hand. And note: there will be NO final exam! In addition to learning about the world’s most popular beverage in an educational yet fun “classroom” you will:
- Receive your own growler
- Be eligible to win some beer swag
- Try some surprise beers
- Be eligible to judge or steward at Calgary International Beerfest in May 2018, which includes free admission to the show. Details will be explained in “class”.
The four class session runs Thursday, January 11, 18, 25, and a brewery tour February 1 (date to be confirmed by brewery). Registration closes January 11. So register for Calgary’s most comprehensive beer learning experience today, before all the spots fill up! Can also be bought as a gift for use in any month in 2018.