Beer Brewing Workshop

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, Action Potential Lab will be hosting a workshop series that invites you to discover the history, culture, science and art of beer brewing. Taught by molecular biologist and beer-crafting enthusiast, Duane Hewitt, this two part workshop will be both informative and hands on. By the end of session one, each participant will go home with 1 gallon of wort to ferment back at home. Session two will be a time to meet back at the lab for a beer tasting and discuss the process of making your own home brew.

The following topics will be introduced at this workshop:

History of Beer
Beer and Culture
Science of Beer
Brewing as an art

Beer Styles
The difference between Ales and Lagers will be discussed as well as some notable styles from prominent brewing traditions including German, English and Belgian.

Components of Beer
The basic components of beer will be discussed. There will be an opportunity for participants to crush malted grains, smell hops and look at yeast under a microscope.

The Process of Making Beer
In the workshop the complete process for making beer will be demonstrated in a compressed format. Participants will be able to add yeast to one gallon of wort at the end of the workshop and take it home and care for it as it is transformed into beer.

Session One: 
Sunday, March 16, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Session Two: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 PM

19 years +
must bring a valid ID

What Action Potential Lab provides
materials + supplies




How to Book

$75 + HST

Reserve your spots by Monday, March 10

Registration + Policy
Registration must be made by Monday, March 10, 2014. Once payment is received, a confirmation will be emailed to you. Receipt of payment secures your place in the workshop. Attendees must bring a valid ID to the workshop. Refunds will not be given after payment is received.

Payments can be made by e-transfer or paypal

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