An in-depth knowledge of beer and 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: for $35, you get one class in crafting artisanal fare at Simi Valley Home Brew (a $125 value). Choose from the following options:
- A beer-making class
- A cheese-making class
- A winemaking class<p>
The ultracommitted libations crafters at Simi Valley Home Brew transform protégés into fully functioning brew masters, vintners, and cheesers during entry-level classes. Requiring no prior experience, each two- to three-hour session supplies all the necessary equipment, plus extensive hands-on experience in composing the tasty rhapsody of your choice. During the beer-making course, students learn the step-by-step basics of brewing, including which types of suds can be made at home and how to package adult beverages in bottles or foam fingers of beloved sports teams. Vino enthusiasts, meanwhile, can enjoy full-bodied sips of knowledge with a wine course, which emphasizes tried-and-true techniques for fermenting and aging. Finally, students in search of a chewable pick-me-up or a tasty alternative to fake Christmas-tree snow can slide into the cheese-making class, where instructors dish out directions for crafting sandwich-worthy slices of mozzarella and ricotta.
Simi Valley Home Brew
Moving about the shelves of wine- and beer-making supplies at Simi Valley Home Brew are the business’s team of brew masters, vintners, cheese mongers, and industry experts whose passion is to share their expertise with beginners. They do so in two- to three-hour 101 classes, during which students receive hands-on training on how to ferment beer, bottle wine, and create mead at home from scratch.