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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Beer School in session February 3rd at Shultzy's

February 3rd, Shultzy's will be hosting the first installment of Beer School with the Beer 101 course. In about two hours, you will learn all the basics of beer and taste about 15 major varieties of beer in the process.

We're lucky to have Mike Baker of Pacific Beverages teaching the class; Mike's a beer maven, co-founder of Seattle Beer Week and Baron Brewing, and a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. If you know anyone who attended his Beer 101 course at last year's Seattle Beer Week, I think they'll endorse him wholeheartedly.

You'll learn the basics of beer (ale vs. lager, what's a pilsner, what's an IPA and how to English IPAs differ from the American Pacific Northwest counterparts, what's the Reinheitsgebot and is it still relevant, and much more). Even better, you'll get to experience beer -- both tasting many varieties and getting to smell/taste different malts and hops that go into making your favorite beers. Whether you're a novice or a beer lover, you'll have a good time and new insights.

The details:
  • Wednesday, February 3rd
  • 6pm to 8pm (may run a bit longer)
  • Cost: $20 includes course materials, beer, diploma, German beer mug, and more
  • Course size is LIMITED -- you need a reservation to attend.
    The class is filling up fast, even before this blog post.
  • You can make your reservation by giving your name, phone number, e-mail address and how many people you're bringing:
    -- at Shultzy's (talk to your server)
    -- by e-mail to
    -- by phone at 206.548.9461
  • We're pretty sure it doesn't qualify for UW credit or Legal Continuing Education credit, but you never know...
Mike Baker, your Beer Professor, is the happy guy
in the middle of this photo.