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 discuss malt, yeast, and hops, partial mash brewing, and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems.
The Pioneer Valley is one of the finest cidermaking regions in the world. Delve into the history of cidermaking, taste sweet and hard ciders, and learn everything you need to know to make your own hard cider!
Learn the fundamentals 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.
Embrace the haze craze! For the intermediate brewer, this class digs into the ins and outs of brewing those juicy, creamy, hop bombs we have all come to know and love. Learn about the roles that yeast, hops, and fermentables play in creating that unique character only found in an NEIPA.
Sunday, January 27 - 2–4pm
Taste through an array of sour and funky beers with us! We’ll discuss historical brewing practices that brought about sour beer in the first place, the importance of Brettanomyces yeast and other microflora that make beer funky and sour, and the practice of adding fruit to beer.