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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 diploma program. We now run semester-long 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.

 

Upcoming Events

December 2014

Craft Beer & Food Pairing

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For far too long, sommelier-level food &  beverage pairing was limited to wine. That is no longer the case.  Chefs, sommeliers, and even wine lovers have all discovered that beer can be a perfect accompaniment to many dishes.

In fact, beer can actually be as food-friendly as wine . The flavor variety in beer is nearly infinite. And that is where we come in: our crack team of beer sommeliers, brewers, and chefs have come together to put together this stellar class. You will experience and learn about the  the best ways to pair beer and food.

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Italian Beer School

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Otto birre italiane che il mondo ci invidia e beve a garganella.  For a century, Italy has been known for great wine and decent beer. But that has changed. The younger generation in the wine regions of Italy have turned to brewing beer, and the results are mind-boggling awesome. They are inspired by classic beers styles, but are uniquely Italian.

Get an education in the fastest growing high-quality beer region in the world with beers rarely seen outside of Italy, except in the deepest corners of beer hipsterdom.

 

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January 2015

Beer & Brewing 101

January 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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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8 Beers To Try Before You Die

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January 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Imagine: You have been banished to a faraway desert island. Which movie would you watch? What music would you listed to? Who cares! The real question is, what will you drink?

In this class, our beer sommeliers have thought hard about this question. They conjured the eight great beers they would want to try before they die. These are those picks.

Come and enjoy the Philly Beer School’s bucket list of beers!

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February 2015

Beer & Brewing 101

February 7, 2015 @ 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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Belgian Beer Experience

February 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The beers of Belgium are some of the most diverse and popular in the world. Tonight, we’ll taste through the famous, and not-so-famous, beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more.  An essential class for any beer lover.

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March 2015

Beer and Cheese Pairing

March 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beer and cheese have a natural affinity for each other: Craft brews transform a meal from everyday to extraordinary, while artisinal 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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World Atlas of Beer

March 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 trip to North America to Belgium to the United Kingdom and then to the furthest reaches of this awesome beer-drenched world.

This is a great introductory class at the Philly Beer School. There will be something for everyone to sip and savor.

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