Beer Brewing Program, Level Two (Winter Semester)

New to brewing? We suggest attending the Level One Brewing Program first. The Level Two Brewing Program is the critical step toward becoming a master homebrewer. In this program, the student learns to develop beer recipes and brew all-grain beers. Course fees do not...

City Paper: The Climb

The story was originally published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on Mar 10, 2010. The Climb Behind Ladder 15’s Ansill-fied revamp. by Felicia D’Ambrosio When word leaked that David Ansill had been hired as chef at Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom St.), the Internet...

Beer Geeks Love the Devil

All Hail the Dark Lord. Now Available on EBay. Would you wait in line for hours for the chance to buy four bottles of beer? Would you pay hundreds of dollars for a single bottle of beer? If you want a bottle of Dark Lord, those are your two options. The beer is brewed...

He said Beer, He Said Wine

It was the ultimate Wine versus Beer smackdown. I was pitted against Dean Browne, the master brewer/head instructor for the Philly Beer School. Dean & Keith preparing for the blood bath to come. The battle begins. The horror of it all. And here I am, executing the...