Craft Beer Cartel’s monthly home brew class this Saturday, July 25.
Featured brewers teaching this class are Ohio native Jonathan Jackman and Fort Lauderdale local Adam Fine, who owns Native Brewing Company. The brews Fine and Jackman create range from all different type of palate preference, such as heavy, intense Stouts and Scotch Ales, to hoppy IPAs and Pale Ales to fruity (watermelon) Belgian-style wits. Future plans include mixed fermentations and sour beers.
So what type of beer will attendees be brewing on Saturday?
“We generally pick something right before the class that gives us a chance to have some fun with recipes that we haven’t done in the past, while still staying true to something that will demonstrate the basics of brewing a solid beer,” says Fine. “In other words, something fun and interesting but not super complicated. We want people to feel comfortable going home and having the ability to brew beer based on what they learned in the class. The last class we brewed a Belgian tripel with mangos since there was an abundance of mangos around.”
Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions as well as tips to improve the beer brewing practice. There will also be samples of beer brewed from past classes and from the brewers themselves. Riverside Market’s famous hummus platter, sandwiches and pizza will be included as well.
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“Questions are always encouraged and welcomed,” says Fine. “We try and impart as much knowledge as we can to help people really brew great beer at home.
The class is designed to cover the basics for those just starting out, but also to help the more experienced home brewer broaden his or her horizons.
“People should come out to learn how easy it is to brew beer and to get a clear understanding of the process and procedures necessary to successfully brew something that actually tastes good. We also go into some detail for people who have already ventured into brewing on how to improve your brewing process either through techniques, ingredients or with additional equipment.”
Craft Beer Cartel's brewery class happens the last Saturday of every month. The class starts at 1:00 p.m. at Craft Beer Cartel, located at 557 SW 12 Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35 and can be bought at Squareup.com.