This class is designed for the homebrewing novice. It is a fantastic experience for anyone looking to develop a deeper understanding of beer, its ingredients, and the process by which it's made in a friendly and savvy environment. We teach in a concentrated 2 to 3 hour workshop format that focuses on a hands-on learning experience. Our teaching style is casual while also presenting a wealth of information. It is designed to provide our students the confidence, knowledge, and experience needed to become proficient home brewers and cultivated beer drinkers. You will learn all the basics to get you up and running while brewing a batch of beer. You’ll learn about extract brewing, malts, grains, yeasts and how to avoid or troubleshoot the most common problems. All reference materials will be provided as well as a homebrew sample for tasting. The “Student” ticket is all you need to attend! Beginners welcome! Just pick the class you want to attend on the calendar and you'll be on your way.

If you would like to reserve everything you need to brew your first batch of beer at home ahead of time, please choose the “Student + Brewing Essentials Starter Kit Ticket type,” and we’ll have a Brewing Essentials Kit waiting for you at the store. Purely optional. The Brewing Essentials Starter Kit includes the following:

  • 2 Ale Pails (6.5 gallon food grade plastic buckets)
  • 1 Grommeted lid for 6.5 gallon buckets
  • 2 Bottling spigots
  • 1 Airlock
  • 1 Combination bottle filler
  • 1 Floating thermometer
  • 1 4oz container of sanitizer
  • 1 Beer bottle brush
  • 1 Siphon hose
  • 1 Triple scale hydrometer
  • 1 Bottle capper
  • 144 Crown caps
  • 2 Muslin grain bags

Also, for those who really want to prepare in advance, the “Student + Deluxe Brewing Essentials Starter Kit + Ingredients” ticket type will get you on your way to homebrew mastery with a 5 gallon brewpot, two cases of 12oz bottles and one of the following ingredient kits:

  • Luck o’ the Irish Dry Irish Stout
  • Resistor Pale Ale
  • Disaster IPA
  • 4 Seasons Amber Ale
  • Hefeweiss Guy
  • Jon’s a Nut Brown Ale
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Esters Bitter Robust Porter
  • Tis’ The Saison

We don’t issue refunds, but if you need to reschedule your class for any reason, you have up to 2 weeks in advance to do so. If you find yourself missing the deadline, try asking around and see if a friend can take your spot. You’ll get the refund and fill a perfectly good spot. Everybody wins!

All classes are strictly for ages 21 and over.