Want to prove you’re even more of a beer geek than any of these newcomers (or even oldcomers) to the craft beer lifestyle? Then become one of the first people in the world to earn a Beer & Brewing Foundation Certificate from Philly Beer School, the sister academy to the Philadelphia Wine School. Instructor Zach Morris will be teaching the class, which runs Saturdays 2-4pm from Feb. 23 to April 16, and covers topics like styles, ingredients and equipment, dry hopping and bottling and kegging. Three sessions are devoted to a brewing lab.
Graduates will earn a professional certificate from The National Wine School in LA, which will qualify them for nothing short of a third-shift entry-level job cleaning mash tuns at a commercial brewery – but unlike newbies with no experience who hold those distinctly unglamorous positions, graduates will at least get paid … maybe. Beer school owner Keith Wallace has dreamt of launching this program for years but finally decided the time was right because he’s recently earned some positive press for receiving a Best of Philly award for Best Adult Education and his inclusion on a CBS Philly list of the top five sommeliers in the city.
Classes cost $549. More info can be found at the Philly Beer School website.
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