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Historical Homebrewing Class: Pre-Prohibition Beer

Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beer historians Michael Stein and Peter Jones of Lost Lagers continue their popular class on homebrewing historic recipes by exploring Pre-Prohibition Era beer. From a time when thousands of local breweries operated (much like today), we’ll be brewing a 1911 “Bottling Ale” recipe. The recipe helped win best malty beer at the 2016 DC State Fair, and a similar beer will soon be served by The Public Option Brewpub. This class will involve slightly more advanced brewing techniques, including a partial mash and making invert “climax” sugar. You will go home with all of the ingredients and the expertise to brew at home. Of course, there will be beer on hand for tasting!

We will also talk about historic DC pub culture and why local DC breweries, the National Capital Brewing Company and the Washington Brewing Company, bottled their beer. Join us to make a beer that would have been served at Capitol Hill beer joints over a hundred years ago!

Michael is President of Lost Lagers, a beverage research firm, and writer for the Washington City Paper and DC Beer. He has served his historic beers at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Food History Program and serves as the historian at DC Brau Brewing Company, LLC, the first production brewery in DC since 1956.

Peter is CEO of Lost Lagers and a beer historian, certified beer judge, and long time homebrewer. He’s contributed to recipe formulation and brewing of over one dozen commercial historic beers celebrating everything from DC’s Christian Heurich Brewing Company to the Polish Embassy’s Constitution Day Celebration. As Education Chair for the DC Homebrewers Club, Peter has taught a variety of topics and techniques for brewing novices through experts.

$85 ticket includes class, tasting and ingredients for homebrewing.


Sunday, July 23, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 per person, includes ingredients for homebrewing
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