Nov 10, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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In this meetup, Craig will take participants through the entire process, hands-on, of making a rare All Grain called Patersbier-- a light-bodied, lower alcohol Belgian ale, with complex flavors that is made by (and solely for) the Cistercian monks. (for details and the recipe see http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/allgrain/AG-Patersbier.pdf)
Although the brew is intriguing, the recipe is on the simpler side and therefore appropriate for complete beginners, as well as those who are hoping to make the leap from kit brewing to All Grain brewing.
As the process takes an entire afternoon, Craig's wife Lauren (whose sole qualifications for this workshop are verbosity and a fondness of beer) will help cover brewing basics such as: necessary supplies & costs, the history of brewing, and an in-depth look at different types of brews.
The cost of this meetup is on a sliding scale of $15-25, payable at the workshop, and includes a couple bottles of Patersbier when it's finished fermentation (2-4 weeks later) and the opportunity to come back and help with the bottling process if so desired.
Six years ago, homebrewer Craig Stephan began experimenting with the fine art of grain fermentation when his father-in-law gifted him his fairly substantial brew supplies with the words, "Have fun, and don't forget to share." He started slowly and humbly, working up from standard kits, to partial mash, to all grain. Surprised with the positive feedback his tasters lavished upon him, Craig just kept making more beer.