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Home Brewing: Beer 101

It's true that Colorado is rapidly becoming the micro-brew capital of the world, but have you ever wished you could join the "underworld" of beer brewing--right in your own home? This workshop will take you through the entire process of home brewing your own beer for pennies on the dollar. Learn about the fascinating world of grains, hops and yeast through a hands-on approach to the process, including:

Grinding the grain and activating the naturally occurring enzymes
Converting starch into sugar and creating a sugary grain tea
Moving through the stages involving hops, heating and cooling, and adding the yeast
Bottling the beer and learning the timeframe for fermentation and carbonation
Explore the differences between IPAs, lagers, California ales, Irish Reds and more, and learn how you can determine your own style of beer. Brewing equipment options and resources will be discussed, as well as the associated costs that can be anticipated for setting up your own home brewery.

Instructor Aleksandr Alexander has been obsessed with making delicious adult beverages since before he should have been, and eventually made his obsession into a career, as well as a mission to share this almost-forgotten art with the world. He's been teaching folks how to make their own beer, wine and cider at home for quite a while now, and is a pure enthusiast who will make you feel truly excited about the power of yeast!

Please note: Due to legalities, we won't be able to to offer participants a bottle of brew to take home. You will however, be prepared to immediately get yourself set up to start brewing your own masterpieces.

No experience necessary. Please bring a sack lunch. For participants 21 and older, minimum of 4 participants. Hosted by the Living Arts School, a Folk School in Boulder County.
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  • Elizabeth

    As of Monday, Sept 30, we only need one more registration and we will run this workshop!

    September 30, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Due to kitchen logistics, if minimum number of pre-registrations is not reached by Saturday, October 5th, this workshop will be cancelled and rescheduled for another season. Thank you for your understanding!

    September 17, 2013

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