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Beer Smarts at Modist Brewing

November 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NOTICE: This event has sold out. BUT, we will offer a very similar course in the future. Stay tuned!

Attention passionate beer drinkers who want to increase their appreciation and enjoyment of all things beer. Paige (Latham) Didora, our education specialist, is leading a 6-week Beer Education program that will be held in the Modist taproom on Mondays beginning 11/21/16.

Each 1-hour session will focus on a specific topic related to the brewing process and will also feature guest speakers, behind-the-scenes looks at brewing equipment and processes, and of course, beer samples! Here’s a breakdown of the schedule:

Monday 11/21: A Malty History
-everything you’ve ever wanted to know about malted grain and milling.

Monday 11/28: Just Add Water
-a focus on water and water quality

Monday 12/5: Boil it, Hop it, Spin it, Cool it
-we’ll trace the brewing process and have a focus conversation on hops

Monday 12/12: Magic!
-a focus on yeast and the impact on flavors and aromas

Monday 12/19: Good Beer Gone Bad
-a conversation on off-flavors, their sources, and the importance of proper packaging and storage

Monday 1/2/17: Evaluating Beer and Pairing it with Food
-How to evaluate a beer and the basics of food and beer pairing

Each Monday, the taproom will open at 6 pm for a social hour, the course will then begin at 7 pm, and then ANOTHER social hour will begin at 8 pm. The taproom will only be open to class participants, so we’ll have the place all to ourselves.

Tickets are $50 for all 6 courses, and are available through the ticket link to our online store.

About Paige (Latham) Didora:
Paige has been a voice for Twin Cities beer education and press for several years. She founded the blog Alcohol by Volume four years ago and is also a contributor at Heavy Table. Paige has participated in national conferences, beer judging, and co-led educational tastings at The Four Firkins Beer Store. Her interest lies in local and national trends, beer and food pairings, as well as the science and history of brewing.

Cheers to beer!


November 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm