THE SHOP

At Beerology, we carry only the highest-quality ingredients and supplies. In addition to homebrewing and winemaking kits, we offer a selection of over 40 malts and grains, 30 hop varieties, and 50 yeast strains. We stock both liquid and dry malt extracts, brewing additives and nutrients, fermentable and non-fermentable sugars, flavor extracts, and fruit purées.

All the equipment we sell is top-of-the-line and brand new. We have a wide selection of fermentation vessels, bottles, kegs, and accessories, and carry our favorite brewing, cidermaking, and winemaking books. We also sell glassware, bottle openers, tap handles, coasters, t-shirts, candy, jewelry, and more!
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classes and seminars

Come learn with us! Whether you're new the world of fermentation or are looking to continue to develop your skills, we offer a variety of classes for every skill level.

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TASTING CLASSES

seminars

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UPCOMING EVENTS

HOMEBREWING 201 - GERMAN PILSNER
June 24, 1–4:30pm
$40
Though it is the most-produced beer (by volume) in the world, golden lagers are quite difficult to make well. In this class, we’ll brew up one of these light, refreshing lagers and discuss how to make a flavorful German pilsner (and not that bland, fizzy, yellow stuff). We’ll cover topics such as water adjustments, fermentation options, and of course, the German Beer Purity Law, Reinheitzgebot. Prost!
BEER STYLE TASTING (SESSION B)
June 25, 3–5pm
$40 - Class requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
In our Beer Style Tasting series, we guide you through tasting and evaluating a variety of beer styles. Using commercial beers, you will learn how to identify the sensory components that differentiate styles and the history of each style we discuss. This series is especially suitable for servers, bartenders, aspiring beer judges, and anyone who loves beer and wants to learn more. Classes are divided into sessions A–F and may be taken in any order.
HOMEBREWING 101
July 15, 1–4pm
$35
Learn how to brew beer! In this beginner level class, we introduce you to the art and science of homebrewing in our classroom kitchen. We willdiscuss malt, yeast, and hops, partial mash brewing, and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems.
HOPSCIENCE
July 16, 2–4pm
$30
Bitter. Floral. Citrusy. Dank. What is it that gives hops their unique characteristics? Explore the world of hops in this interactive class: sample single-hopped beers, do hop rubbings, and learn about the science of malt's best friend.
HOMEBREW SHARE
July 21, 5–8pm
FREE
Join us for our monthly homebrew bottle share! Get feedback on your homebrew projects and sample other people’s homebrews! Pre-registration is not required for this free event.
BEER STYLE TASTING (SESSION C)
July 22, 3–5pm
$40 - Class requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
In our Beer Style Tasting series, we guide you through tasting and evaluating a variety of beer styles. Using commercial beers, you will learn how to identify the sensory components that differentiate styles and the history of each style we discuss. This series is especially suitable for servers, bartenders, aspiring beer judges, and anyone who loves beer and wants to learn more. Classes are divided into sessions A–F and may be taken in any order.
HOMEBREWING 101
July 23, 1–4pm
$35
Learn how to brew beer! In this beginner level class, we introduce you to the art and science of homebrewing in our classroom kitchen. We willdiscuss malt, yeast, and hops, partial mash brewing, and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems.
HOMEBREWING 201 - SMOKED LAGER
July 29, 1–4:30pm
$35
This Smoked Märzen is a lager featuring a balance of smoke and malt with just a bit of residual sweetness. In this intermediate class, we'll dig into the Bamberg Rauchbier tradition, discuss lagering techniques, and contemplate other options within the realm of smoked beer.
FRUIT WINEMAKING
July 30, 2–4pm
$35
Summer fruit is ripening and ready to ferment! Learn about the history of fruit winemaking, learn what goes into good fruit wine, and be a part of making a batch in class! (We'll let you know when it's ready to come try!)
WACKY BEER TASTING CLASS
at Provisions, 30 Crafts Ave, Northampton
August 3, 6:30–8pm
Call (413) 727-3497 to reserve your spot!
No Reinheitsgebot brews here! This class promises to leave German-style beer traditionalists shrieking in horror. Beerology's Mike Schilling will present some of the strangest brews we could get our hands on. From fruit additions to herbs and spices, and from interesting yeast strains to fascinating bacterial fermentations, we'll taste through at least twelve crazy beers alongside some of Mike's pairings from the cheese counter.
BEER STYLE TASTING (SESSION D)
August 5, 3–5pm
$40 - Class requires a minimum of 4 students to run.
In our Beer Style Tasting series, we guide you through tasting and evaluating a variety of beer styles. Using commercial beers, you will learn how to identify the sensory components that differentiate styles and the history of each style we discuss. This series is especially suitable for servers, bartenders, aspiring beer judges, and anyone who loves beer and wants to learn more. Classes are divided into sessions A–F and may be taken in any order.

Who we are

Mike Schilling and Jordana Starr are the husband­-wife team behind Beerology. They are both passionate about beer and cider and have been homebrewing for seven years.

Mike holds an International Diploma in Brewing Technology from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and Doemens Akademie in Munich. Until recently, he was the beer buyer at Provisions in Northampton, where he continues to teach tasting seminars. Jordana is on the Western Mass Beer Week planning committee and is the libations writer for Edible Pioneer Valley.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 16, 2017

Western Mass News, June 10, 2017

The Valley Advocate, November 14, 2016

Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 25, 2016

CONTACT US

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Beerology is located at 342 Pleasant Street in Northampton, Massachusetts. We have free on-site parking in the back; the entrance to our parking lot is next to the Sleep Disorders Laboratory.
Hours:
Tuesday–Friday, 11–7
Saturday and Sunday, 11–6
On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @beerologynoho

413-829-2337