Kombucha Workshop

 

Why pay $4 a pint for kombucha? Learn how to do it Yourself in this workshop!

Learn all about kombucha (a fermented tea beverage) and why fermented foods are so good for you! Hosted by Austin Durant from The Fermenters Club.

This class will cover how to make it safely at home, including secondary flavoring. Sample various seasonal kombucha flavors!

We will make a bottle that you will carbonate and can try within days, and you will get to take home a kit with everything you need to start making kombucha for yourself!

(Ceramic 2-gallon container, organic sugar, organic tea, and a live SCOBY culture).

Reserve Your Seat Here!

Class Duration: 2 – 2.5 Hrs

$90 – Class and Kit

$50 – Class Only (Does not include fermenter)

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

6th Anniversary & Collaboration with ChuckAlek Can Release

Can Release:
Are you a Dad? Are you Rad? Are you neither?
Well it’s your time. Calling all Rad Dads and awesome humans.
We’re celebrating our 6th Anniversary for The Homebrewer and 3rd Anniversary for Home Brewing Co.

Rad Dad Can Release;
To celebrate the good times with our friends ChuckAlek, we present to you this delightfully refreshing German Pilsner blended with Star Fruit and El Dorado hops. This beer is packed with all the juiciness to accompany any of the bad dad jokes.
 
Movie Night:
We’ll be playing a special movie selected by our collaborators.
 
Food Pairing:
To be announced… It will be awesome.
Patio Unveiling:
Possibly…we hope…if permitted.
 
We get it Terry, we know how to make a Kleenex dance. 
Have another sip of this amazing beer and put a little boogie in it.

Cider Workshop with Brian Trout

Lets Cider!

Join us at The Homebrewer while guest instructor and local award winning cider maker, homebrewer, and competition judge Brian Trout  guides us through an exploration of craft cider.

You will learn about the history and production of Cider while sampling examples of different styles from around the world. We will also teach you an easy step-by-step method for crafting cider at home. There is even an option to leave with all the supplies required to make your own 1 gallon batch of cider.

 

Class Includes:

– Cider Flight

– History of Cider

– Crafting Ciders: Old World, Artisan, and Basic Methods

– Examining and Improving Cider Fermentations

– Basic Primer on Adding Herbs/Spices to your Cider

– Step by Step Walk Through of Making Your Own Cider

Two ticket options:

– Class and Equipment option $75 (1gal glass fermenter, juice, yeast, sanitizer, nutrient,  and airlock)

– Class Only $45  (Multiple  samples of craft cider and lecture. No equipment or juice)

 

*please note this workshop covers alcoholic, or “hard cider”.

21+ w/ valid ID

Reserve Your Seat Here

 

 

Take home everything you need for your first batch!
Class+Kit option: Take home everything you need for your first batch!

 

 

 

 

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Intro to Homebrewing

An intro to homebrewing that will get you started making your own great beer.

  • Designed for beginning through intermediate brewers
  • Learn key terms
  • Overview of the ingredients and what they contribute
  • How different beer styles are created
  • The basic brewing process
  • Tips and Tricks for a successful brew day
  • Emphasis is on partial grain AKA extract AKA extract with grains brewing.
  • Saving the universe through homebrew!
  • Class Length – 1.5-2 hrs

View our intro to brewing video here.

Reserve Your Seat Here

In-Store Competition – New Theme Every Month

Why Compete?

Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.

What’s the Process Like?

Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.

Who are the Judges?

Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.

What Styles Can I Submit?

It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!

How Do I Compete?

Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is!
Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.

2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:

August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter

Mastering Malt Workshop

Are you a brewer of any level interested in elevating your brewing knowledge about malt? Are you in the industry and planning on taking an advanced beer service certification exam? Welcome to our Master Workshops!

Using malt teas and an in-depth presentation on the malting process, get to really know the most fundamental ingredient in beer. This class is designed for brewers of all levels.

This hands-on malt workshop covers in depth the malting process and how the choice of different malts can dramatically effect your beers.

In the first half of the class we will discuss how grain becomes malt and the different processes that create base and specialty malts.

The second half of the class we will taste up to 20 “malt teas” in order to get really know this essential ingredient

Topics will include:

Barley varieties
Grain to malt
Workings of a modern malthouse
Base grains and their uses
Kilned vs roasted malts
Mashing and enzymes
Malt tea tasting
Tools and tips to for choosing the malt bill of your next recipe

Class includes two 8oz. pours from our tasting room

Class length 2 hours

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE

 

 

 

All-Grain Homebrewing 101

All-Grain Homebrewing 101 — from equipment needs to recipe selection, mashing, collecting your wort and troubleshooting common issues. This class is designed for brewers of all levels but please note we will not cover the entire brewing process. Rather, we will focus on the key differences in brewing from all-grain with special attention to the mashing process.

All-grain brewing is the process of brewing with base grains rather than malt extract. There are many considerations in moving to this type of brewing. With the right info, all-grain brewing gives you ultimate control over your beers — not to mention it can be incredibly rewarding.

Topics will include:

Why go all-grain?
Equipment options for all-grain homebrewing
Choosing a recipe and ingredients for your first all-grain brew
All-grain water basics
Temperatures, Malt enzymes and Starch conversion
Mashing, Vorlauf and Sparging techniques
Calculating efficiency
Tools and tips to make your all-grain brew day a success
Troubleshooting common issues

Class includes two 8oz. pours from our tasting room

Class length 2 hours

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE

 

Beyond Booch: Fermented Probiotic Beverage Workshop

You’ve got your home kombucha brewing going strong. Want to take it to the next level? In this workshop which builds on the “Kombucha 101” material, We will:

 

– Discuss additional fermented beverages such as ginger bugs, water kefir, and even the vegetable tonics known as “kvass”

– Show you techniques for crafting mildly alcoholic, but still probiotic brews

– TASTE various probiotic beverages

– DO: You’ll get to start your own batch of water kefir

– TAKE HOME: Provide you with a water kefir starer culture so you can start making your own at home

 

Here is what is included in the two options:

Class and Kit:

– 2 Gallon Ceramic Beverage Brewer with Bottling spigot

– All ingredients (organic tea and sugar) for a 1 gallon starter batch

– Water Kefir Grains (SCOBY)

– A 16oz bottle of water kefir that you will flavor in class with seasonal fruits and herbs

– Tasters of water kefir, kvass, and mildly alcoholic beverages

2 gal. Ceramic Brewer included in Class and Kit option
2 gal. Ceramic Brewer included in Class and Kit option

Class Only:

– Water Kefir Grains (SCOBY)

– A 16oz bottle of water kefir that you will flavor in class with seasonal fruits and herbs

– Tasters of water kefir, kvass, and mildly alcoholic beverages

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Take home one reusable 16oz bottle of Kombucha in both class options

 

Reserve Your Seat Here!

 

$90 – Class and Kit

$50 – Class Only (Does not include fermentor or ingredients)

Sunday July 9th – 6:30pm

 

 

Intro to Kegging Homebrew

This class covers the entire process of kegging homebrew — from equipment needs to the carbonation process, serving methods and troubleshooting. We’ll also look at home draft systems and their maintenance. This class is designed for brewers of all levels.

Topics will include:

Demonstration of the kegging process
Options for carbonation
Overview of draft systems — from picnic taps to commercial and DIY kegerators
Basic principles of draft system balance and maintenance
Filling bottles and growlers from your tap
Troubleshooting common issues

Class includes two 8oz. pours from our tasting room

Class length 1.5 hours

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