Whether you are a beginner or advanced brewer, you can find informative and fun classes at Bitter & Esters. We cover every aspect of beer, from generalist extract courses to more advanced level all-grain brewing and targeted workshops like our Hops & Yeast classes. Check out our calendar of upcoming classes and events to sign up!
Brewshop 101: Homebrewing Essentials ($55) - Beginner
This class is designed for the homebrewing novice. We teach in a concentrated 2 to 3 hour workshop format that focuses on a hands-on learning experience.
Brewshop 501: All-Grain Brewing ($55) - Intermediate
This is an advanced class for the intermediate or experienced extract brewer. We’ll take an in depth look at the mashing process and different styles of mashing/lautering & sparging along with the enzymatic and chemical pathways involved.
Hops: Lecture & Tasting ($70) - Advanced
Our dedicated course and accompanying tasting will engross you in the wonderfully complex world of hops which are the delicate, cone-like flower giving many of your favorite brews their delicious and complex aromas and flavors.
Yeast: Lecture & Tasting ($70) - Advanced
Brewers make wort. Yeast make beer. This class and accompanying tasting will delve deeply into the world of everyone’s favorite microorganism.
Recipe Design: Theory & Practice ($55) - Advanced
Writing beer recipes can be daunting, especially for new brewers. In this class, students will learn the basics of writing a beer recipe. We cover everything from the first steps of dreaming up its delicious flavors all the way through to a practical workshop using some free online recipe calculation tools.