ICL: CRAFT BEER - 3 Sessions
CRAFT BEER by Ed Kountz
Are you interested in craft beer, but want to learn more about its history and styles? Are you an IPA fan … but need a refresher on what those initials mean? No matter! From Stouts to Sours, this class delivers the insights you need to better appreciate and enjoy the world of beer and other fermented products. It helps you master key steps and milestones in the history of brewing, increase your knowledge and appreciation of key beer styles and regions, and improve your palate and enjoyment in personal, social and professional circles.
Over three weeks, we’ll touch on the history of beer, look at how beer is made and consider common (and not-so-common) craft beer styles and the regions in which they originated. We’ll learn about the American Craft Brew Revolution of the past 25 years, including the rise of breweries and growlers in Georgia and across the Southeast, and consider food and other pairing tips and serving recommendations for different beer styles. We’ll also look at mead, cider, metheglin and other fermented non-beer products.
This class will be held at Bacchus Wine Shoppe & Beer and Growlers in Hiawassee, where 15 taps of fresh craft beer enable select samples as an adjunct learning aid for this course. Take this class to learn more about the essentials of beer -- how it’s made, what to look for in various styles, and to come away with the info necessary to become a Better Beer Authority!
Ed and his wife Linda are co-owners of Bacchus Wine Shoppe & Bacchus Beer and Growlers, on the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in downtown Hiawassee. Both Ed and Linda bring years of passion for wine, beer and cigars to their roles within the Shoppe, and welcome any special requests or questions from customers and neighbors.
Ed and Linda have owned Bacchus Wine, Beer and Growlers for close to 10 years. Prior to this, Ed worked in payments and financial services research and consulting. Linda’s prior experience was in telecommunications, where she sold wireless telecommunications software and hardware systems into large global operators. Both love the Georgia Mountains, and are happy to be making this area their home.