For this sudsy side deal, you get a beginner brewing class and lunch at The Brewmeister for $20 (a $40 value). Purchase your Groupon for one of the following three dates:
- Saturday, June 26, at 10:00 a.m.
- Saturday, July 3, at 10:00 a.m.
- Saturday, July 24, at 10:00 a.m.
You will learn the basics of brewing, including the fermentation process and everything you need to know about sanitation, racking, and bottling. You'll learn and practice all the necessary steps to home brewing during the three-hour class. Your day of suds making begins with an explanation of the entire process of making beer, after which a Brewmeister master will whip up a batch in front of your eyes. You'll also get to see cool gadgets and hear some tips of the trade to improve brewing results.
An informal instruction style will open the floor for discussion, and with a maximum of 20 students, you'll be able to interact freely for a more enjoyable experience. The subject of beer often works up an appetite for food and beer, so the brewing class will supply you with lunch and maybe even some beer samples. Whether you want to learn where your favorite substance on earth comes from or you're building a microbrewery in your bathroom and need to learn how to use it, a home-brewing class is a fun way to gain some brain cells about the liquid that can admirably take them back.
- …the best part of the Brewmeister is the advice that is always freely available, no matter if you are just starting out or an advanced brewer. – cpvolvo, BeerAdvocate
- The Brewmeister's selection of grains, hops and yeasts are very good and when needed, they've special ordered yeasts for me that weren't carried in their normal inventory. – bsurratt, BeerAdvocate
A novice might raise a skeptical eyebrow at a coriander- or sorghum-infused beer, but to craft brewer Erik Schmid, ingredients like these aren’t unusual in the least. At The Brewmeister, Erik teaches small groups of students to concoct liquid refreshments that are both distinctive and tasty. Beer-brewing classes cover the basics of fermentation, proper sanitation practices, and how to funnel beer into bottles or directly into bellies. Though Schmid prepares batches of seasonal ales in brewing classes, he can advise students on any brewing technique.
Those who wish to pursue the art of home brewing can purchase brewing equipment and ingredients such as malts, barley, and hops in The Brewmeister's shop. Schmid also stocks wine-making materials, including a variety of yeasts and rental presses with which to extract juices from grapes or grape-flavored juice boxes.