Beer Appreciation

Beer Appreciation Class at Craft Brewers of Boise

Think of it as Beer Geek 101. On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, we’ll be gathering to discuss beer in all its glory. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly makes a stout different than a porter, if you’ve ever asked what makes a hazy IPA hazy, and if you want to be able to describe the unique flavors in your favorite brew than this event is for you. We will be talking about classic and emerging beer styles, helping people describe flavors and, of course, sampling some great craft beer from all over the world. 

April 14th 6-7pm: European Lagers

Our first class will focus on German-style helles, pilsners and light lagers in general. Reserve your spot and join us at beer school!

European Lagers with the following line-up:

  • International Light Lager- Heineken Bottles vs Cans  and A local ‘Domestic’ 
  • Helles Lager- Weistephaner Original and Heretic Helles Lager
  • German Pilsner-  Veltin’s Pilsner and Occidental Pils

Beyond The Guidelines: The Craft Beer Trends and Evolving Styles

‘Style guidelines’ often comes up when beer nerds talk. But the modern craft beer scene is hardly as neat and tidy. In the last few years IPA’s went hazy, Pales became hoppy and the American Hefewiesen became a base for a whole range of flavors. This month we will be talking about how styles are evolving and sampling some beers that are more classic examples and pairing them with newer examples of the same idea. 

Dates and Tickets

Each event will be posted to this page with details of the next upcoming class. Cost of the class is per person and covers the beer that we will be tasting. We look forward to hosting this event and adding more beer enthusiasts to the team!

Cost $10 per person – Includes Beer and Class


April 14th: European Lagers

May 12th: Beyond The Guidelines: The Craft Beer Trends and Evolving Styles

June 9th: TBD