“Best Adult Education in Philly” Philadelphia Magazine
“Best of Philly” USA Today
The Philly Beer School is the city’s first and only school devoted to brewing and enjoying beer. The school began as a passion project in early 2009 by several members of the Wine School of Philadelphia. What began as a series of beer tasting classes soon became a full-fledged school. We now run brewing programs, along with our popular beer classes.
Our classes are designed to be accessible to all beer lovers. Each class includes a guided beer tasting featuring craft brews and an informal talk by one of our top beer sommeliers. Whether beer newbie or certified beer geek, the Philly Beer School has something for everyone to enjoy.
The Philly Beer School offers beer classes, tastings, and brewing programs in a related atmosphere. Whether you are looking to learn about the great big world of beer, or want to become a home brewer, we have a course or class designed for you.
The school was founded in 2006 after a master beer brewer attended a course at the Wine School of Philadelphia. The school’s director, Keith Wallace, was a former winemaker, and as the saying goes “it takes a lot of beer to make wine.”
The idea of opening a beer school become a passion project for Keith and his team. A few short years later, the Philly Beer School’s curriculum was crafted and it’s facilities built. Originally located in the Fairmount neighborhood, the school followed the Wine School into the Rittenhouse neighborhood in 2011.