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

BEER STYLE SEMINAR (A)
May 27, 3–5pm
$35 - Class requires a minimum of 6 students to run.
This class is the first in our Beer Style series, where we will 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.
HOMEBREWING 201 - SOUR BEER
May 28, 1–3pm
$40
Pucker up! For the intermediate brewer, this class covers the variety of processes that may go into the production of sour beer. Learn about sour mashing, long-aging sours, and how to use lactobacillus and other microorganisms to sour beer.
WMABW: LEARN TO BREW
June 10, 2–5pm
$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.
WMABW: MANHAN TRAIL COLLABORATION RELEASE
June 12, 5–9pm
Abandoned Building Brewery
142 Pleasant Street, Easthampton
In celebration of Western Mass Beer Week, Beerology and Abandoned Building Brewery teamed up to create Manhan Trail Pale Ale. Brewed both on Abandoned Building’s commercial system as well as Beerology’s home-brew setup, this New England pale ale is named for the bike path that connects the two locales.

Join us at Abandoned Building on June 12th, from 5-9pm, for the official release! Cans of Manhan Trail Pale Ale will be available for sale. And stop by Beerology any time during Western Mass Beer Week for a complimentary sample of the homebrewed version of this beer—and pick up the ingredients to brew your own!
WMABW: TASTE THE VALLEY LOCAL BEER CLASS
June 15, 6:30–8:30pm
Provisions
30 Crafts Ave, Northampton
$35 or $30/each for 2+ tickets
In honor of Western Mass Beer Week, Provisions welcomes back Beerology's Mike Schilling for a beer tasting class focusing on some of the fabulous brews produced right here in Western Massachusetts. Mike will guide you through a tasting of 12 local beers, including some special reserve bottles that have been relaxing in the Provisions cellars. And, as always, we’ll offer some delectable pairings from the cheese counter!
WMABW: BREWER'S CUP KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
June 19, 7pm
Pioneer Valley Indoor Go-Karting
10 West St, West Hatfield
Upon the conclusion of Western Mass Beer Week, we will be participating in a friendly exhibition of community racing, all the while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Representatives from Western Mass Beer Week breweries and businesses will race for glory in front of cheering spectators at Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting in Hatfield, MA. A friendly but highly spirited match up of skill and determination—all for a great cause!
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!

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, 11–6
On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @beerologynoho

413-829-2337