An in-depth knowledge of wine can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with today’s Groupon to Broadway Brewing in Vancouver. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a beginning beer-brewing or winemaking class for one (a $45 value).
- For $40, you get a beginning beer-brewing or winemaking class for two (a $90 value).
- For $75, you get a beginning beer-brewing or winemaking class for four (a $180 value).
Voted the West Side’s best U-Brew in the Vancouver Courier’s Stars of Vancouver 2011, Broadway Brewing’s brigade of skillful staffers escort apprentice wine and beer crafters through the concoction process. During each 2.5-hour beginner course, students traverse the entire terrain of brewing and winemaking, from selecting and sterilizing to their equipment to fermenting and accompanying their first batches on play dates with other varietals. Before generating their own libations, novices absorb the history of wine or beer and briefly accrue background information on the fermentation process. Boasting more than two decades in grape stomping and hop infusing expertise, Broadway Brewing’s teachers aid pupils in each step of beverage creation.
Broadway Brewing and Winemaking
Haely and Juhan Lindau had seemingly unrelated degrees in commerce and molecular biology. But they soon realized how complementary their backgrounds actually were to a career in winemaking and beer brewing. Armed with business and libation-crafting knowledge, the duo flung open the doors of Broadway Brewing and Winemaking in 1992, becoming the first on-premises winemaking shop in Vancouver. At the DIY winery, the owners and their knowledgeable staff guide students of all interests and skill levels through the process of making their own libations, assisting them in selecting the right supplies for home-brewing endeavours before giving them advice on what to do if beer starts drinking itself.