Gene McCarthy’s / OFW Beer School

  • Gene McCarthy’s / OFW Beer School

Event Category: Beer and Classes / Workshops

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  • Here is your chance to earn a degree in beer studies! Beer School, a 10 month course taught by Bryan Kirchmyer (aka as D Smoky) and presided over by yours truly, The Beer Messiah.

    Gene McCarthy’s / OFW wants you to further explore the wonderful world of artisanal beer.

    With your education in mind, Beer School will start this September and happen on the THIRDWednesday of each month, from 7-9 p.m. (See schedule below). Each student will be treated to a course on beer styles – their history, flavors and character – to be sampled as well as studied. At the end of the course, students of the craft will have an opportunity to earn a diploma that will not only be available for display along with your many other degrees, but will give you a discount on purchasing an Annual Mug Club mug.

    We will be studying local, national and international examples of beer styles. We also plan to invite local brewers when they brew a beer that is in style with the curriculum. So come and hear brewers from your local favorite breweries talk about their beers.

    What you get: First pint of OFW beer free, and anywhere from a half dozen to ten samples of a singular beer style. The cost also covers a beer/food pairing buffet.

    What you pay: The cost per evening is only $25 (tip not included). Those wanting to sign up for the entire ten courses can get a $50 discount by paying $200 before August 15. We suggest you jump at this opportunity because the class will fill up and we are limiting its size to 40 students.  ENROLL

    Beer School Dates:

    Wednesday, September 20 – Wheat Ales – (Summer in the city!)

    Wednesday, October 18 – Oktoberfests (Prosit!)

    Wednesday, November 15 – Stouts (a great beer for a cold night)

    Wednesday, December 20 – Holiday Beers (Tis the season to spice things up!)

    Wednesday, January 17 –  Imperial Beers (Big, bad and bodacious!)

    Wednesday, February 21 – IPAs (Hop heaven!)

    Wednesday, March 21 – Irish Red Ales (Ah up, mate!)

    Wednesday, April 18 –  Guess The Beer Style (It’s April and we’re aiming to fool you!)

    Wednesday, May 16 – Pilsners (Time to celebrate the end of winter!)

    Wednesday, June 20 – review, test and graduation party


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