Wine & Culinary Center expanding beer training offerings
This winter, it will be offering two standalone classes as well as the start of a five-part series that will run into late June.
The first event is an "Introduction to Craft Brewing," scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, February 3. Jim McDermott of Rohrbach Brewing Company of Rochester will bring his 20 years of brewing experience to a class that will include a discussion of the basics of beer making, including sensory attributes and review a variety of styles. It will include a small sampling of food to pair with New York State craft beers. Registration is $40.
A "Beer Service Class" is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, February 13. It will cover various parts of the industry, from styles to taste to glassware. Participants will be given a certificate that will allow them to take a cicerone (beer sommelier) certified beer server exam from home online. Registration is $90.
The five-part "Beer Industry Course" is scheduled for February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22 and June 26, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The series, to be taught by Mike Friedle, a Certified Cicerone, is a development opportunity for industry professionals and beer connoisseurs to hone their skills in the three components of the Certified Exam: in-depth theory, preparation for blind beer tasting, and beer faults. Registration is $125 for each individual class, or $500 for the full five classes.
Full details and registration information are available online. The New York Wine & Culinary Center is located lakeside at 800 South Main Street in the small Ontario County city.
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Posted by William M. Dowd at 12:30 PM