WEEK 1: HISTORY OF BREWING/LAGERS VS. ALES
We begin our series with the history of beer production, its global impact and upcoming trends in brewing. Why does beer taste the way it does? While sampling various styles of lagers and
ales, we’ll examine the beer family tree, and discover how only two branches can yield such varied results. Beer and food matching will also be discussed as you learn just how versatile beer can be at your table.

WEEK 2: THE WORLD OF ALES FROM IPAS TO STOUTS
Explore varied styles of IPAs, stouts and wheat beers as you come to understand the different historic influences and the countries that inspired them. Everything from hugely hoppy to the mightily malty!Food matches will be a special focus as these beers pack tremendous flavour.

WEEK 3: THE RISE OF SOURS, LAMBICS, RADLERS & CIDERS
Funk, esoteric, rare… Let us help you decipher the wild lambic world of the often misunderstood spontaneous beer. Also on the docket will be radlers and ciders. Delicious and crisp, both are made with fruit and/or fruit juices and are on the rise.

WEEK 4: CRAFT BREWING & FUTURE TRENDS
We finish our series closer to home as we examine the huge trend of craft brewing.What’s current and where is the industry headed? Local and adventurous brewers are exploring new techniques, as well as crafting new takes on ancient styles. Join us as we uncover the world of craft, cottage and artisanal brewing, and sample some inspired food pairings.