Nothin’ Like a Home Brew

Mar 20, 2012

Beer-cabulary. Bottling and conditioning. Mash and sparge. Beer-curious?

Spell check just red-underlined half of those words (and “words.”)

Welcome to the creative and independent spirit of the Institute of Domestic Technology. Now the name may be a bit of a mouthful and recall nightmares of college courses not in your liberal arts major, but IDT is a techie joint with serious intentions, and a hefty dose of fun and adventure.

If you are a micro brew aficionado or simply a fan of beer kicking back in your La-Z-Boy, March 31st may be a day you’ll want to covet and protect from any and all outside sources aiming to dissuade you from your true destiny: brewer of your own signature beer.

“Accomplished cook, beer drinker, and Cicerone certified beer server” Daniel Kent will lead an all-grain brewing workshop, enthusiastically sharing his knowledge about the makings of a great home brew. In the class pitch, Kent emphasizes his aim to demystify the home brewing process, illustrate just how easy it can be—all while speaking in words you can actually understand. It’s a six-hour, step-by-step class with handy breaks for lunch, snacks, and time set aside for “beer appreciation,” a.k.a. taste testing, which is mentioned at least three different times.

So plan for a day of creating, learning, working, eating, and consuming the world’s most widely enjoyed alcoholic beverage—and prepare to add “Beer Master Brewer” to your credentials.

Home Beer Brewing
Saturday, March 31st, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Zane Grey Estate, on the corner of Marengo and E. Mariposa Streets, Altadena
Cost: $195 (includes lunch, snacks, ingredients, and supplies)
For more info, visit The Institute of Domestic Technology website



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