Starting Tuesday March 5th, The Bourbon in Glover Park (2348 Wisconsin Ave NW) will begin featuring a series of educational beer tastings led by resident beer expert Rachel Murray. For 12 consecutive weeks, classes will be held every Tuesday from 7:30-9pm. There are six different classes total with each class being taught two weeks in a row. Each class cost $25, which includes 4oz pours of six different beers based on the theme of each class. The ticket cost also includes tax and gratuity. Space in each class is limited.
Interest in craft beer in the Washington, DC area has grown exponentially in the past decade. From new beer bars opening up almost every other month to local DC Breweries finally making it out of the woodworks and more. Plus the growth is nowhere at a stopping point yet!! The Bourbon Beer School strives to bring people in who care about knowing more about why they drink what they drink.
More people are realizing the fact that there are many delicious brews at their fingertips. Our mission is to teach people about where this craft came from, while introducing them to different styles they might not think to try on their own. During our classes, you can learn the history behind the popular styles you see in the everyday market, while also learning how it is produced and how it makes its way to your local bar. There are real people with strong passions that create the brews we see in our local bars. We want people to understand who’s behind it and why they love what they do.
Your teacher and host, Rachel Murray, is well educated in the area of the craft beer for many years. She started her stint in the DC beer world over seven years ago when she started working at the Brickskeller (DC’s first beer bar). After the Brickskeller closed its doors in December 2010, Rachel brought her knowledge and experience to Bourbon. She wants people in the Glover Park neighborhood, and all of D.C., to be able to sit down in a small group setting where they can ask questions and share their own knowledge of experiences within the craft beer scene.
March 5th & 12th – Fermentation and Yeast
March 19th & 26th – Hops
April 2nd & 9th – Malts
April 16th & 23rd – American Craft Beer Revolution
April 30th & May 7th - Origin of German Beer Styles
May 14th & 21st – Origin of Belgian Beer Styles
All Tuesdays March
All Sessions: 7:30-9pm
4oz Pour of 6 different beers & tax/gratuity