Friday, January 21, 2011

Beer School 101 - Beer Basics. Sign up now!

February 2nd, Shultzy's will be hosting its first Beer School course of 2011, repeating the popular Beer School 101. In about two hours, you will learn all the basics of beer and taste over 12 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 of his Beer School course at Shultzy's in 2010, 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 2nd
  • 6pm to 8pm (please try to be on time, end-time is approximate)
  • Cost: $20 includes course materials, beer, a snack diploma, and more
  • Course size is LIMITED TO 25 -- 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.