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

Join us at Beerology for hands-on classes, flavor training seminars, and lectures!

learn to brew!

Never brewed before? Brewing 101 will arm you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a proficient home brewer. Take a group class to learn the basics, or schedule a private lesson to make your own beer!

ciderMAKING

The Pioneer Valley is one of the finest cidermaking regions in the world. Our cider classes delve into the history of cidermaking and teach you everything you need to know to make this wonderful fermented beverage at home!

flavor training

What does it mean when a bottle of wine is corked? Why do some beers taste skunky? What's a phenol? Learn the answers to these questions and more in our flavor analysis training classes!

seminars

Expand your brewing knowledge! We offer an array of engaging lectures and classes that delve deeper into the ingredients and processes that go into making great beer and cider.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

BREWING WATER SEMINAR
March 24, 6–7 pm
$30
$10 from each ticket will be donated to WaterAid. Learn more at wateraidamerica.org.
Demystify the chemistry of what comes out your faucet and makes up 95 percent your beer. Bring along a (clean) 12oz bottle of your tap water to this class and we will test it for you.
WINEMAKING 101
March 25, 12–2 pm
$40
Learn the fundamental of making wine! We’ll discuss winemaking history, equipment, and procedure, and will guide you through the step-by-step process for making wine at home.
HOMEBREWING 101
March 26, 1–4pm
$40
Never brewed before? Learn the skills you need to become a proficient home brewer. This class covers malt, yeast, and hops basics, extract brewing with steeped grains, and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems.
FLAVOR TRAINING A
April 2, 4–6pm
$45; or all four sessions for $150
What does a mean when a bottle of beer is skunked? Why do some beers taste sour? What's a phenol? We answer these questions and more in our flavor training seminars. Sessions are offered frequently and may be taken in any order.
ALL ABOUT THE HOPS
April 6, 6:30–8pm
at Provisions, 30 Crafts Ave, Northampton
$35 or $30 each for 2+ tickets
Purchase tickets at Provisions or by calling 413-727-3497
This tasting class will cover the importance of hop freshness and processing, provide an overview of the different hop varietals, and the surprising impact of how and when hops are used in the brewing process.
This seminar is not only about "bitter-tasting" beers, though some will be included in the lineup of at least 12 brews. 
STYLE BREW - BLUEBERRY MILKSHAKE IPA
April 8, 1–4pm
$45
Fruit + lactose + hops? You bet your tired hands we're doing a blueberry milkshake IPA! In this intermediate class, we will brew a big, fruity New England IPA with a few twists.
MALT SEMINAR
April 9, 1–3pm
$35
How does grain become malt? What types of malts are there, and how do you use them in recipe development? Learn all about the malting process, and taste a variety of malts in this seminar! 
FLAVOR TRAINING B
April 9, 4–6pm
$45; or all four sessions for $150
What does a mean when a bottle of beer is skunked? Why do some beers taste sour? What's a phenol? We answer these questions and more in our flavor training seminars. Sessions are offered frequently and may be taken in any order.
HOMEBREWING 101
April 15, 1–4pm
$40
Never brewed before? Learn the skills you need to become a proficient home brewer. This class covers malt, yeast, and hops basics, extract brewing with steeped grains, and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems.
WINEMAKING 101
April 16, 1–3 pm
$40
Learn the fundamental of making wine! We’ll discuss winemaking history, equipment, and procedure, and will guide you through the step-by-step process for making wine at home.
STYLE BREW - AMERICAN FARMHOUSE ALE
April 22, 1–4pm
$45
This vast category includes at least American Saison, Wild Ale, and Brett Beer, and more fun beer names we can't think of or haven't even heard yet. In this intermediate class, we'll brew the kind of thing you might name after an ancestor as well as discuss control points for amplifying or minimizing sourness and funk.
KEGGING 101
April 23, 1–3 pm
$35
Tired of bottling your homebrews? Learn to keg! We will discuss the benefits of kegging, parts of a keg, the kegging process, troubleshooting, and safety protocol. A must-learn skill if you love to make hoppy beers and sweet sparkling ciders!
FLAVOR TRAINING C
April 23, 4–6pm
$45; or all four sessions for $150
What does a mean when a bottle of beer is skunked? Why do some beers taste sour? What's a phenol? We answer these questions and more in our flavor training seminars. Sessions are offered frequently and may be taken in any order.
HOMEBREWING 101
April 29, 1–4pm
$40
Never brewed before? Learn the skills you need to become a proficient home brewer. This class covers malt, yeast, and hops basics, extract brewing with steeped grains, and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems.
GINGER BEER
April 30, 1–3pm
$40
Learn how to brew a ginger beer! This class will discuss the different approaches to making this spicy, gluten-free beer, and how to avoid common pitfalls, such as bottle explosions, many at-home fermentologists encounter..

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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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, 10–6
On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @beerologynoho

413-829-2337