Been thinking that you’d like to learn a little bit more about beer? Know someone who doesn’t know as much as you’d like them to? Looking for a fun date idea? Well, starting Monday September 12th, Bourbon in Glover Park (2348 Wisconsin Ave NW) has you covered!

Bourbon will feature a series of educational beer tastings led by resident beer expert Rachel Murray. For six consecutive weeks, two classes will be held every Monday night. The first session runs from 6-7pm, second session runs from 8-9pm. Each class costs $25 (including tax and gratuity), which includes 5oz pours of six different beers based on the class’s theme. Space in each class is limited. Tickets may be purchased online.

Here’s the schedule of classes:

September 12thFermentation and Yeast
September 19thMalts
September 26thHops
October 3rdAmerican Craft Beer Revolution
October 10thOrigin of German Beer Styles
October 17thOrigin of Belgian Beer Styles

A press release from Bourbon elaborates,


“The Bourbon Beer School strives to bring people in who care about knowing more about why they drink what they drink. In 2002, Bourbon opened its doors to provide its customers an alternative to the crowded, flashy nightlife scene and overabundance of apple martinis…Our mission is to teach people about where this craft came from, while introducing them to different styles they might not think to try on their own.

During our classes, you can learn the history behind the popular styles you see in the everyday market, while also learning how it is produced and how it makes its way to your local bar. There are real people, with strong passions, that create the brews we see in our local bars. We want people to understand who’s behind it and why they love what they do.

The classes’ teacher and host, Rachel Murray, is well educated in the area of the craft beer. She started at the Brickskeller, and, after it closed, then brought her knowledge and experience to Bourbon.