The Washington Wine Academy’s DC School of Beer has a new series of classes that will examine three of the four main ingredients in beer: hops, malt, and yeast.
The classes, cleverly titled The Hops, The Malts, and The Yeast, each will feature six beers that showcase a variety of features or types of each ingredient. There will also be cheese and sausage to snack on during the classes. Individual classes cost $58.50, or you can get a package deal for all three for $144. While no beer knowledge is required for the classes, some familiarity with beer is recommended because basics will not be covered in the class.
The WWA is located at 1201 South Eads Street, Suite 400 in Arlington. The location is just a block or two from the Crystal City Metro.
Info on each of the three classes is below! The classes start at 7:30, so arrive at 7:15. Classes are scheduled to end at approximately 9pm.
The Hops – March 15, 7:30pm
The hops class will feature East Kent Goldings hops (Samuel Smith Pale Ale), German and Czech hops (Victory Prima Pils), Northern Brewer hops (Anchor Steam), Cascade hops (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale), Centennial hops (Stone IPA), and Simcoe hops (Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA). Please note that actual beers might change due to availability.
The Malts – March 22, 7:30pm
The malts class will feature six beers with different grain bills. The beer list for this class isn’t finalized yet, but here’s what you can generally expect: Amber Lager (pale
malts with darker kilned lager malts), Pale Ale (light pale malts) Amber Ale (light pale malts with crystal malts), Brown Ale (some dark black/chocolate malts with crystal malts) Porter (dark black/chocolate malts) and Smoked Beer (pale malts with some smoked malt).
The Yeast – March 29, 7:30pm
The yeast class will feature six beers with different yeasts. The beer list for this class isn’t finalized yet, but here’s what you can generally expect: Light and Dark Lager yeast, English Ale yeast, Weizen yeast, Belgian yeast, and Wild Yeast/Bacteria.
Interested in learning more about the components that make beer? Check out these classes! We’ll update with beer lists as more information becomes available!