Have you ever wondered the difference between Double and Imperial or Ale and Lager– or what makes a beer Belgian-style? Rhinegeist Brewery has been asked those excellent questions so many times over the years that they have decided to take you back to school.
Rhinegeist will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about beer but were afraid to ask. Taste the greats with their experts and learn the vocabulary of flavor and aroma. Get geeky with molecules and chemical processes – they’ll provide the tools, you bring the brain.
Each year, Brewcademy courses will focus on a different annual theme, made up of quarterly topics classes. 2018’s theme is “Beers of the World” and kicks off March 1st with the topic of English Beers. Summer, Fall, and Winter class dates and topics are TBD.
Tickets for Brewcademy are on-sale now. Rhinegeist asks that attendees also RSVP to their Facebook event. The class fee is $45 (per class) and includes a scholarly sample glass (to be filled with 6 tastings), a notebook, a writing utensil and a class patch.
Rhinegeist’s Director of Education Chris Shields will be laying down the liquid knowledge. A global citizen of the beer world and tireless student of this ancient craft, Chris is hyped on hops and downright giddy to share all that he knows. After a stint at Mystery Brewing in NC where he worked his way up to Head Brewer, Chris moved to Cincinnati to join Rhinegeist as a Brewer and Cider-maker. In 2016, he became the brewery’s first Director of Education, putting his high school teaching experience to good use. As a Certified Cicerone, with an MS in Biological Sciences and a Master of Beer Styles and Evaluation from the Siebel Institute, Chris is the ideal geek to guide you through the complex and fascinating universe of water, malt, hops, and yeast — also known as beer.