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.
- German-style Pilsner
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.
- 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.