Beer Basics: Crash Course in Craft

February 29 - February 29
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte NC, North Carolina, United States of America
Beer Basics: Crash Course in Craft
February 29 - February 29
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beer Basics: Crash Course in Craft

320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte NC, North Carolina, United States of America

About

Join us for a fun, interactive, and educational Saturday fine-tuning your knowledge and skills on American craft beer at a local brewery!

Whether you are a sales representative looking to specialize in craft beverages, a server or bartender seeking employment in a taproom or brewpub, a meeting or event professional desiring to communicate more effectively with potential clients on the subject of craft beer, a business professional or recent graduate seeking to apply your skills in a brewery setting, a craft beer enthusiast wanting to start brewing your own beer at home, a craft beer novice wanting to enhance your knowledge and tasting evaluation skills for your social circle, or even a couple looking for a fun, interactive date idea this “bootcamp-style” course will cover it all!

Join us for a fun, interactive, and educational Saturday fine-tuning your knowledge and skills on American craft beer at a local brewery! This course is designed as either a professional development OR a personal enrichment course for a variety of audiences!

A complimentary lunch will also be provided and the beer tasting is included in the course fee (students must be 21 or older and provide a state-issued ID). All this for only $79! A digital certificate of completion will be sent to students completing the course!

Key Topics
Beer and brewery history (World and Charlotte Region)
Brewing process
Brewing regions
Brewery tour
Sensory techniques
Beer & food
Serving beer
Current beer trends
Homebrewing basics

*Must register prior to the event at the link above.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Daniel Hartis was born and raised in the small town of Waxhaw, NC, just south of Charlotte. He didn't truly experience good beer, however, until he moved to Asheville to go to school. While working for the school paper, he was asked to write about the many microbreweries that called the city home.

After graduating, Daniel returned to Charlotte with a newfound interest in craft beer. In the years to come, Charlotte would see brewery after brewery pop up, and in 2011 Daniel founded CharlotteBeer.com, a site devoted to Charlotte's breweries, beer bars, and events. While that site is devoted to Charlotte's current craft beer climate, Daniel has also extensively researched the history of the city's brewing scene, and in 2013 he wrote "Charlotte Beer: A History of Brewing in the Queen City." He followed that title with "Beer Lover's The Carolinas," which was published in April of 2014. In May 2017, Daniel was named Editor of All About Beer Magazine.

When he is not drinking or writing about craft beer, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter.

Jen Blair is the Executive Director of the Craft Maltsters Guild, a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and sustaining the tradition of craft malting in North America and recently joined New Realm Brewing in Atlanta, GA as their Beer Program Coordinator. Jen is a Certified Advanced Cicerone® and a Certified BJCP Judge and is working toward her National BJCP Judge rank. She is also the founder and writer of Under the Jenfluence, a beer blog dedicated to all aspects of beer education. Jen has been an all-grain homebrewer for many years and is past President of the Carolina BrewMasters homebrew club. Her favorite kind of beer to brew (and drink!) is barleywine.

Location

320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte NC, North Carolina, United States of America
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