Beer Brewing Courses and Tasting Classes

Never in the long history of drinking have beer lovers had it so good, with a brewing renaissance happening around the globe. The Beer School is your guide to the wide and wonderful beers of the world.  We offer classes for every level of beer lover: from the enthusiast looking to develop their palate to the home brewer looking to expand their craft.


Available Beer Classes and Brewing Programs

The Philly Beer School is the region’s top school for brewing and tasting classes. Philadelphia Magazine named us the “Best Adult Education Program”  and  “Best of Philadelphia”.  We have been featured in Draft Magazine, US News, Ziptopia, Philly Beer Scene Magazine, and FSR Magazine.


The following are classes that still have availability. All sold out classes can be viewed on our beer calendar.

Beer Brewing Program, Level Two

Saturday, March 24 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
0 Seat(s) Available

Beer Brewing Program, Level One

Saturday, April 14 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
2 Seat(s) Available

Beer America

Friday, April 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
0 Seat(s) Available

Beer Brewing Program, Level One

Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
0 Seat(s) Available

Beef, Beer & Bourbon

Thursday, May 24 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
0 Seat(s) Available

Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing

Friday, June 1 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
14 Seat(s) Available

Beer 101

Sunday, June 17 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
18 Seat(s) Available

Beer Brewing Program, Level One (Fall Semester)

Saturday, October 6 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
14 Seat(s) Available

Best of Philadelphia

USA Today

Philly Beer School

A pioneer in using education to simultaneously deconstruct and advance the mystique of craft beer.

Tara Nurin

Author, Draft Magazine

Best Adult Education School

Philadelphia Magazine

Philly Beer School

Beer Tasting Classes

Our classes are lively, comprehensive, authoritative, and purely fun.  For beer lovers with a thirst for knowledge, our classes are a place to learn about beer in all its glory.

In some classes, we demystify beer by breaking down the grains, yeast, hops, and techniques that cause beer’s flavor to spin in thousands of directions. In others, we take you through a series of easy-to-understand flights. In others, we take you on a grand tour of a specific beer region.  In almost all beers classes, we romp through beer history, styles, and thirst-provoking stories.

Our instructors are funny, interesting and brilliant: you never quite know what’s coming next. It doesn’t hurt that we only pour the finest craft beer, either.  Our philosophy is that the best way to learn about beer is pouring the best beer available and studying them.

Even if you are a seasoned beer connoisseur, our classes cover beer in such breadth and depth you will never be bored. At the same time, our enthusiasm on the subject –who doesn’t love great beer?– makes  it seem fresh and new again


Beer Brewing Courses

At its core, the Beer School celebrates the joy of brewing great beer. Our brewing courses are for everyone: the passionate beginners love our simple-but-complex style;  intermediate brewers are excited by our ability to go deeper; and for true geeks, learning from a master brewer instills inspiration in every class.

From mastering brewing an Imperial IPA to a classic Saison to crafting your own recipes, the Philly Beer School will help you reach your goal. Our instructors are talented brewers who will lead you all the way toward brewing nirvana.

Come and take a flavorful tour through the world of craft brews with the Philly Beer School!

The Philly Beer School 
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philly Beer School