Are you looking to learn more about beer? Do you want to know what different hops, malts, and yeasts lend to beers' flavors? Do you wish you could be the person at cocktail parties telling other people about what they're drinking? Well, Bourbon Glover Park has got great news for you. Beer director Rachel Murray is starting up her series of beer classes once again this Spring.
Starting Tuesday March 12, Bourbon in Glover Park (2348 Wisconsin Ave NW) will begin featuring a series of educational beer tastings led by resident beer expert Rachel Murray. For 12 consecutive weeks, classes will be held every Tuesday from 7:30-9pm. There are six different classes total with each class being taught two weeks in a row. Each class cost $25, which includes 4oz pours of six different beers based on the theme of each class. The ticket cost also includes tax and gratuity. Space in each class is limited. Tickets can be purchased here.
More people are realizing the fact that there are many delicious brews at their fingertips. Murray and Bourbon's 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 the 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. The point of the classes is for people to understand who’s behind craft beer and why they love what they do.
Your teacher and host, Rachel Murray, is well educated in the area of the craft beer for many years. She started her stint in the DC beer world over seven years ago when she started working at the Brickskeller (DC’s first beer bar). After the Brickskeller closed its doors in December 2010, Rachel brought her knowledge and experience to Bourbon. She wants people in the Glover Park neighborhood, and all of D.C., to be able to sit down in a small group setting where they can ask questions and share their own knowledge of experiences within the craft beer scene.
Here's the schedule:
3/12 – Fermentation and Yeast
3/19 and 3/26 – Hops
4/2 and 4/9 – Malts
4/16 and 4/23 – American Craft Beer
4/30 and 5/7 – German Beer Styes
5/14 and 5/21 – Belgian Beer Styles