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 “Best Adult Education in Philly” Philadelphia Magazine

“Best of Philly”  USA Today

As the saying goes, “It takes a lot of beer to make wine.” 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 Wine School folks who loved beer, and who were excited about the prospect of Philadelphia becoming the nation’s best beer city. What began as a series of beer tasting classes soon became a full-fledged beer brewing program. We now run semester-long beer brewing courses 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.

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August 2015

World Atlas of Beer

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A whirlwind tour of the classics, the innovators, and the exceptional: This beer tasting class is an overview of the entire world of beer today. You can expect a wild tasting trip. Starting in Philadelphia we head to Belgium, to the United Kingdom, to Germany and then  onwards to the furthest reaches of this awesome beer-drenched world.

An Introduction to Beer Styles

At it’s core, this is a beer style class. This is the sort of  programming that is required for  aspiring brewer and beer sommelier. However, this class was built with the beer lover in mind, not the professional.

Is this class right for  you? We craft classes like this one to give you the insider’s view of the beer world, in a two hour format. If tasting beer while learning about beer styles from one of our the Philly Beer School’s  sounds like fun, this class is your cup of tea. Or glass of beer, as it may be.

Why is this class important? One of  the best ways to learn about beer is by understanding  the classic beer styles. Every beer you love was brewed to reflect a certain classic style. In beer, that means knowing the unique styles from around the world. In this class, you will be introduced to the major ones.

If you are hungry for more beer knowledge after this class (and you will be!),  we suggest taking a look at some of our region beer classes. Beer Classes on , Germany, , and the are offered throughout the year.

beer styles guide

Some Classic Beer Styles from Around the World

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September 2015

Crash Course on Craft Beer

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this class, we sample the extraordinary beers that highlight the differences between East Coast and West Coast brewing styles… and everything in between. This class features the finest craft brews made in America.

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October 2015

Beer & Brewing Specialist Program, Level One (Fall)

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every week for 7 weeks

Beer Brewing School

From the first day to the last, our beer students will be brewing and learning and having an awesome time. In fact, students will be brewing their own extract American IPAs by the second day of class. By the last day at Beer Brewing School, they will have brewed an all-grain specialty beer.

Along the way, they will have learned the major beer styles, how to review beers, how to apply basic brewing principles, and understand beer flavors.  Even if you never plan on brewing beer again, this is an essential program for all beer enthusiasts. This class will train your beer palate like no other.


“Best Adult Education”
Philadelphia Magazine

This is the perfect program to begin your studies at the Philly Beer School. Students of all skill levels love this beer course.  Our students include complete novices, experienced home brewers,  Cicerone-certified beer sommeliers,  and industry professionals. If you are passionate about beer you will love this beer course.

The Beer Course

Classes are laid back and fun, but you will be surprised at how much you will learn in a single semester. Class topics include  beer styles, ingredients and recipes,  equipment, brewing laboratories, water and pH, beer reviewing, hop chemistry and varietals, grain milling, and facilities management.

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Beer & Brewing 101

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The beer class for everyone. This is our introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history. Eight different brews will be sampled. Beer 101 was featured on the CBS show “What’s Brewing”. This is a great class for beer enthusiasts and budding home brewers alike. 

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November 2015

Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing

November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Beer and cheese have a natural affinity for each other: Craft brews transform a meal from everyday to extraordinary, while artisanal cheeses do the same. When combined, it’s an out-of-this-world flavor experience.

This class combines the talent of one of Philadelphia’s top beer geeks and beloved cheesemongers for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings. Grab a seat and see why the Philly Beer School was named “Best of Philly” for our beer classes!

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