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Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 12

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this beer tasting class:

This advanced 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.

Hops are wonderfully diverse and are used for multiple purposes. Each variety imparts a uniquely different scent and flavor – from spicy, citrusy, pine-like, earthy to floral. 

Our course will comprehensively cover the essential properties and nature of hops: you will learn how to distinguish between hop varieties and their origins as well as how to harness them throughout the brewing process to produce a perfectly balanced homebrew. Learn how hops are used for flavoring, bittering, and preserving beer and leave with a deeper appreciation for the world of hops.


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This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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We don’t issue refunds, but if you need to reschedule your class for any reason, you can do so with 2 weeks or more advance notice. If you find yourself missing the deadline, try asking around and see if a friend can take your spot. You’ll get the refund and fill a perfectly good spot. Everybody wins!


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Reviews of Classes at Bitter & Esters (208)

(208 Reviews)
Hops Lecture & Tasting
Reviewed by Jason W. on 1/15/2018
The instructor was engaging and entertaining. I learned a lot of the science about hops. Would recommend to anyone who has a curiosity about beer.
Hops Lecture & Tasting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/17/2017
Very helpful and informative course.
Hops Lecture & Tasting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/14/2016
Very informative, and the instructor was fun and knowledgeable! Improvement could be made in the amount of distractions, as the course is taught inside the shop and customers were coming in and out making a decent amount of noise.
Hops Lecture & Tasting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/16/2016
The course and the teacher were extremely informative and fun. The tasting part put the preceding lecture and slides into practical use and helped illustrate the differences between different hops. Warmly recommended!
Hops Lecture & Tasting
Reviewed by Samuli H. on 3/14/2016
Informative and entertaining with great instructors.
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Bitter & Esters

Douglas Amport and John La Polla founded Bitter & Esters, the city’s first do-it-yourself brewery and homebrew supply shop, motivated by their knowledge and passion for brewing as equal parts art and science. Fueled by the desire to inspire, educate, and nurture the growing homebrew community...

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