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Beer Tracks

A Farm-to-Glass Experience

New Series for Summer 2021

Craft brewmasters and homebrewers have redefined what great beer can taste like and look like. Many of today’s favorite styles far surpass the strict regulations of Reinheitsgebot, the beer purity law dating back to 1516. Our course is an exploration in the ingredients that make all beers – especially craft brews - what they are. Let’s follow the beer tracks, from a brewmaster’s first inspiration to the farm fields, all the way to a nice, frosted pint glass. Together we will explore tastes, trends and other influences like the farm-to-table movement that can affect the craft brewing industry. We’ll give you a suggested list of beers to buy on your own and taste with us as a class.

Beer Tracks: Hops

In June, we start with Hops, regarded by many as “the spice” of beers.

Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22
6 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0011-820, $69
Virtual Classroom

Beer Tracks: Seltzers

During the heat of July we will examine Seltzers– are they really “beer”?

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27
6 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0011-830, $69
Virtual Classroom

Beer Tracks: Sours

In August we turn to Sours, from traditional styles including Belgian lambics, Gueuze, Flanders, red ale and German gose to eyebrow-raising new entries.

Tuesdays, Aug. 3, 10, and 17
6 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0011-840, $69
Virtual Classroom

Beer Tracks: Malts

For September, we explore what makes many Oktoberfest brews so appealing – rich malt.

Tuesdays, Sep. 14, 21, and 28
6 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0011-850, $69
Virtual Classroom

Contact Us

To learn more, contact Jenifer Walsh, Program Manager, at (630) 942-3045 or walshj103@cod.edu.