Brew Ed

Dates: Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12 (Tuesdays 7-10 pm)
Location: Brewer’s Apprentice, N3 448 8 Ave. S.E.  (East Village)

Register for Alberta Beer Festivals’ Brew Ed and learn not only how beer is made, but understand its components and taste all the major beer categories.

This four part “course” will have “classes” held over a four week period, with a “field trip” to one of Calgary’s breweries included.

Register for Calgary’s most comprehensive beer learning experience today, before all the spots fill up! (Each class will only have 10 people max.) 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”.

Your “instructor” for Brew Ed is David Nuttall, who has worked in almost all aspects of the liquor industry since his university days. For the past 15 years, he has been concentrating on the wonderful world of beers, and has appeared on CBC Radio, and currently writes (mostly) about beer for Culinaire magazine. He is the current Judging Co-ordinator for Calgary International Beerfest and completed the Beer Judge Certification Program in 2012.

For registration payment information and/or inquiries: https://www.thebrewersapprentice.com/events , or  epicureancalgary@yahoo.ca

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Event Information

Brew Ed Classes

Each class of 10 people 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. We will 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 (and taste) some food and beer pairings and talk about cooking with beer. Approximately a dozen 100ml 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 tasting class
  • 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”.

So register for Calgary’s most comprehensive beer learning experience today, before all the spots fill up! If demand dictates, another session each month will be added.

Note: You must be 18 years or older to register.

Location

  • Brewer’s Apprentice, N3 448 8 Ave. S.E.  (East Village)

Ticket Prices

Private Groups

Details

* Brew Ed is not affiliated with the Cicerone Certification Program or Beer Judge Certification Program*

**If registration is full, please place yourself on the waiting list here and you will be notified, should there be another class**

Class one

  1. Introduction to the course
  2. History Of Beer
  3. How Beer Is Made
  4. Study of Beer Components
    • Malt
    • Water
    • Hops
    • Yeast
    • Adjuncts
  5. Taste and Examine Lagers
    • Light Lager
    • Pilsner
    • European Amber Lager
    • Dark Lager
    • Bock
    • Light Hybrid Beer
    • Amber Hybrid Beer

Class Two

  1. Examine Beer Qualities
    • Gravity
    • Alcohol
    • Colour
    • Bitterness
    • Haze and Clarity
    • Carbonation
  2. Beer Packaging
    • Bottles
    • Kegs and Draft Systems
    • Cask Conditioned
    • Other Packaging
  3. Home Brewing
  4. Taste And Examine Ales
    • Scottish and Irish Ale
    • American Ale
    • English Brown Ale
    • Porter
    • Stout
    • India Pale Ale
    • Strong Ales

Class Three

  1. Storage and Aging Beer
  2. Glassware
  3. Beer and Food
    • Pairings with Beer
    • Cooking With Beer
  4. Examine the Cicerone Certification Program
  5. Examine the Beer Judge Certification Program
    • Compare 2008 Guidelines with Draft Outline of 2014 Guidelines
  6. Discuss Beer Judging and Stewarding at Calgary Beerfest
  7. Review of Alberta Brewing History and Update of the Current Brewing Scene
  8. Taste And Examine Belgian and Other Beers
    • German Wheat and Rye Beers
    • Belgian and French Ale
    • Sour Ale
    • Belgian Strong Ale
    • Fruit Beer
    • Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
    • Smoke Flavoured/Wood Aged Beer
    • Specialty Beer
    • Newly Invented Beer Styles

Class Four

A Brewery Tour