Hop College: Style Analysis

Have you ever wondered why it's called an "IPA?" What came first the porter or the stout? Then this class is for you! Join us as we take a deep dive into the origins of the suds we love!

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ThuNov | 21
Hop College: Style Analysis
The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session! Learn all about beer styles the Great Lakes way at Hop College: Style Analysis. This month’s focus? Lagers! Join Certified Cicerone® Great Lakes Brewing Co. staff as we crack open the story of Lagers– where they came from, how it’s made, and the best way to taste it (and what to taste it with!)

Students who enroll in Hop College: Style Analysis will head to the “classroom” where GLBC Education Representative and Certified Cicerone® Michael Williams will help you tap into a deeper understanding of Lagers with a guided tasting of the style (including our seasonal Oktoberfest!), plus a refresher on sensory analysis, a rundown of the history and style guidelines of each Lager and more during this crash course on all things hops. There won’t be any textbooks, but we will have plenty of beer samples and small bites from the brewpub to help enhance your learning.

Students who complete this class will leave with a special Hop College branded Teku glass (don’t know what that is? See you at the class!), and official beer nerd bragging rights. All students enrolled can enjoy 10% off a brewpub food order or gift shop purchase (valid for day of class only).

Graduate at the bottom of your glass at Hop College, where our taproom is your classroom!

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