Sunday School: Beer Classes at Wine Affairs

One of the stereotypes of growing up Catholic is having to go to Sunday school. For better or worse, I never went to Sunday school; the classes I went to were on Saturday. By comparison, Sunday might’ve been better as I wouldn’t have had to miss my Saturday morning cartoons (remember those?).

Wine Affairs in San Jose has tapped yours truly to host a series of 6 Sunday beer classes. The classes are geared for craft beer newbies and we will be learning about, and drinking, beers from several countries culminating in a high-level beer and food pairing session. Here are the details:

Beer Classes at Wine Affairs

Classes start on 8/1 and run through 9/5. Make your reservations by calling 408-977-0111. I hope to see some of you at these classes.

August 1, 2010: Beer Basics, $10pp
Overview of the brewing process, ingredients, beer styles, serving and how to taste. Tasting of 4 beers.

August 8, 2010: American Ales 101, $20pp
Overview of American Ales. Tasting of 6 beers.

  • American Wheat Ale
  • California Steam
  • American Stout
  • American Pale Ale
  • American IPA
  • American Barleywine

August 15, 2010: Essential German 101, $15pp
Overview of German Ales. Tasting of 5 beers.

  • Weizen/Weissbier
  • Dunkelweizen
  • German-style Pilsner
  • Marzen/Oktoberfest
  • Bock

August 22, 2010: Essential English Ales 101, $20pp
Overview of English Ales. Tasting of 6 beers.

  • English Brown Ale
  • Brown Porter
  • Sweet Stout
  • English Pale Ale
  • English IPA
  • Old Ale

August 29, 2010: Essential Belgian 101, $20pp
Overview of Belgian and French Ales. Tasting of 6 beers.

  • Witbier
  • Saison
  • Belgian Dubbel
  • Belgian Tripel
  • Belgian Golden Strong
  • Belgian Dark Strong Ale

September 5, 2010: Beer & Food, $25pp
High-level overview of beer & food pairing. Tasting of 4 beers with paired dishes.

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