• American River Brewing Co. (map)
  • 11151 Trade Center Dr
  • Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
  • United States

Beer Judging 101: Tasting and Describing Beer https://sacbwclass15.eventbrite.com What is it that separates a truly world class brew from a mediocre one? Do you ever wish you could better describe the flavors and aromas of beer? Instructor David Teckam is a Grand Master IV level beer judge in the BJCP, and a prominent beer educator. Other BJCP ranked judges will be assisting with the event. Beer Judging 101 is a class for beer appreciators who want to expand their experience and descriptive ability. The only pre-requisite is an interest in craft beer and world beer styles, paired with your innate curiosity and a bit of casual tasting experience. This class will help you hone your natural ability to recognize and intelligently discuss various components in beer. In the process, youíll learn some of the terms that judges use to describe beerís many attributes. This class will help you expand your understanding of beer flavors and aromas, and weíll even help take the mystery out of the concept of ìmouthfeel.î Naturally, the best way to learn is by doing. We'll sample and compare a number of world class examples, discussing ingredients and learning a bit about the brewing process. We will touch upon some of the major world beer styles, how they developed, and why certain beers fit into style profiles better than others. We will also examine the effects of aging on beer. For those interested in taking it a step further, we will also briefly discuss the BJCP: the Beer Judge Certification Program. (This hour and a half long class is just an introduction to the skills required to judge homebrews or commercial beers in organized competitions. Passing the BJCP exam to be ranked as a beer judge takes a considerable amount of organized or independent study, should you decide to take this further. We\'ll tell you more about the program. Meanwhile, if you are curious, you can read more here: bjcp.org ) -- The Beer Judging 101 event will be offered: Saturday 3/7/2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM The cost is $25 (plus eventbrite fees) per person -- this includes all beers and materials. You must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at: https://sacbwclass15.eventbrite.com Logistics: the American River Brewing Co. is conveniently located in Rancho Cordova, easily accessible by public transit near the SACRT Sunrise station (Gold line). We strongly suggest using public transit, a cab, or designated driver. Note: The equivalent class for SF Beer Week has consistently sold out, so we recommend that you purchase your tickets early, to ensure a spot. https://sacbwclass15.eventbrite.com