A Monthly Class to Promote Beer Education and Appreciation
.... A Little More About Beer School
There are certain subjects you wish were in the curriculum back in college. Luckily, Duke’s Alehouse has turned your dream class into a reality. Learn the ins-and-outs of beer at their monthly Beer 101 School. Sit down with a noted expert and have fun being schooled. Students will study several beers, learn about styles, pairing food & beer, tasting and brewing techniques, cultural and interesting facts. They will also get to try complimentary small bites that have been expertly paired with the beer selections.
WHAT IS DUKE’S BEER SCHOOL?
You will taste at least 6 Seasonal Beer Offerings to taste and compare in 3-4oz portions.
Selected small bites made up special by our fantastic kitchen for pairing.
List of Resources for further study on the subjects that we cover that month.
How to taste and evaluate a beer. How to write up tasting notes for your personal files.
Learn what styles are in season and their history and significance.
Find out which new/rare products are available in the area.
Socializing with people who have similar interests … beer, that is.
In the late spring (outdoor class) we will have a class and demonstration on how to homebrew.
I can also customize classes for your private group for a nominal fee.
WHEN & WHERE IS BEER SCHOOL?
Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen
110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, IL
(next to the Metra Station) 815-356-9980
2011: THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
WHAT IS THE COST OF BEER SCHOOL?
REGULAR COST $25
NOVEMBER COST $35 (increased cost for pairing of Thanksgiving food samples)
DECEMBER COST $35 (12 beers of Christmas – more beer + Duke’s 12 Beers Annual t-shirt)
DISCOUNTS: $5 off for card-carrying members of the American Homebrewers Association
HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT?
Call ahead to reserve your spot, as this helps me to customize the program knowing how many people plan to attend. Payment is due at Beer School.
PROBABLE BEERS FOR EACH MONTH:
Food Pairing suggestions will be given for every month and to match the beers chosen.
Every month features American Craft Beers. When possible, we will have Organic Beers.
When available, rare beers will be presented and added to the tasting.
JANUARY: Imperial Stouts and Porters
FEBRUARY: Cherry beers, Chocolate beers, Sweet beers, and Barleywines
MARCH: Irish beers (Dry Stouts and Red Ales), Bock biers (German spring beers), Guinness Black List
APRIL: Belgian Beers
JUNE: Canceled due to Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoffs!
JULY: How to Home-brew!
AUGUST: Lagers! Lawnmower beers of the highest quality, English beers, Dog Daze of Summer beers
SEPTEMBER: Apple beers, Oktoberfest beers, and German biers
OCTOBER: Pumpkin beers, Scary beers for Halloween
NOVEMBER: Beers to pair with Thanksgiving Dinner. (Extra cost for small bites of Thanksgiving Dinner.)
DECEMBER: You will sample all 12 Beers and receive our annual t-shirt. (Extra cost for the 12 Beers of Christmas.)
Last Updated (Thursday, 07 April 2011 08:16)