Course: Exploring Beer Through Hops & Yeast

Written on 26th April 2019

Two of beer’s most important ingredients are shrouded in mystery: hops and yeast. What do hops look and taste like? How does yeast make beer, and what flavours does it create? Join the Grain Barge and Rich Higgins for a special beer tasting class to find out! Rich is a Master Cicerone (1 of 18 in the world), an American craft brewer, and an international beer educator.

In this fun class, Rich will take you on an exploration the role of yeasts in creating the cornucopia of flavours in the beers they ferment. Plus, you’ll smell hop varieties from different continents, navigate the history of IPAs, and learn about the good (and occasionally bad!) flavours that hops can offer a beer.

Perfect for beer fans, brewers, bartenders, and anyone who wants to know more about beer. Rich will teach tasting tips while discussing biology, history, fermentation, and flavor, and you’ll taste 6 delicious beers he’s picked to illustrate the various secrets of hops and yeast. Learning never tasted so good!

Kettlesmith know Rich from our San Francisco days and highly recommend this course!

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