Anthony Stone, one of our brewers here at Boundary Bay Brewery, will be giving away some of his brewing secrets at Bellingham Technical College (BTC) this month! These classes are open to the general public and you can register online! Anthony got his start as a home brewer before entering the world of professional brewing at our brewery and his passion for brewing is evident. So you’re sure to glean lots of knowledge through either his Introductory Homebrewing class and/or the Craft Beer Styles and Tasting class which will pair (mostly local) beers with food. Here’s what Anthony had to say about his classes:
“Being a professional brewer I feel that part of my job is to educate people about beer and to help nurture the beer culture of Bellingham. Because I’m a brewer and a beer lover, many people ask me what kind of beer they should try or which is my favorite. And while I’m happy to share my opinions, I think it’s really all about personal taste. Some people love hoppy beers, others prefer a beer with a stronger malt profile. I always encourage people who have never been to Boundary Bay Brewery to try our beer sampler. The benefit of having six beers to try simultaneously is that you can compare and contrast the aroma and flavors of the beers. By trying several at the same time you can find what is the most satisfying to you. Which is exactly what you’ll get to do in the Into to Craft Beer Styles and Tasting class!
This summer I will be teaching my first beer tasting class at the Bellingham Technical College on Saturday, July 24th. “Introduction to Craft Beer Styles and Tasting” will feature ten local beers (from Boundary Bay and other local breweries) and one beer from Belgium. The head chef Marc Eisenberg, from BTC’s culinary program is paring food with each beer. ANY MORE DETAILS ON FOOD? WHAT IS GOAL – LEARNING TO PAIR FOOD AND BEER OR LEARNING ABOUT CRAFT BEER STYLES OR BOTH?
And for those who want to delve deeper into the world of Craft Beer, I’ll be teaching an Introductory Homebrewing class at BTC the following week. On Saturday, July 31stI meet many people who want to start homebrewing but are intimidated to try, so this will be a hands on class aimed at beginners. We will be doing an extract brew with the true novice in mind, and each participant will brew their first beer in small groups right there in the BTC kitchen. The class comes with a small book and class participants will get a discount on a homebrewing kit from Northcorner Brewing Supply in downtown Bellingham.
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And who knows, if these classes go well, there might be more in the future! I’m thinking more regional beer tasting in the future like beers from England or Germany and maybe an intermediate homebrewing class focused on all-grain brewing. So if you have always wanted to make your own beer or just want to drink a few with some great food, please join me this July at the Bellingham Technical College.
Cheers, -Anthony Stone”