1:00 Pm- 1:45 PM
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different styles of beer? Why do some taste fruity or spicy or sour or bitter, while others are a little more reserved? Why do some bars serve in a frozen mug while others pour into room temp fancy glasses? Are dark beers stronger than light colored beers? Why don’t I like IPAs? Why do I only like IPAs? What’s an IPA? Are hazy beers better or worse than clear beers? What does it mean to be Craft Beer? Then this BEER 101 course is for you. Come hear answers to these questions and more, and bring some of your own.
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Jason Carriere (Falling Sky Brewing)
Why home brew? The reasons to brew your own beer are many. Some brew to save money, while others want to take part in an age-old tradition. Others make a hobby of it and enjoy giving their finished product as impressive gifts. Still others like to be a part of a growing community of fun friends sharing ideas and newfound successes. Whatever your reason might be, anyone can make beer. And most can make good beer. Given enough practice, some can make great beer. To get you started, or help you decide if home brewing is for you, we’ll cover these topics:
- Supplies needed
- How to determine what kind of beer to make (so many recipes)
- Cleaning your equipment
- The process (a walk through the making of a beer)
- The bottling process
- How long do you have to wait to pop the cap?
- Resources available for: how to’s, recipes, and where to get supplies
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Apples are plentiful in the Willamette Valley! You’ve made your pies, crumbles, jellies, and other apple delights. What do you make now? Let’s take a moment and learn how to make some delicious apple cider! During this discussion on making your own cider, the following information will be covered.
- How to extract juice from apples.
- The fermentation process.
- Common equipment and supplies.
- Other ingredients and additives options.
- Bottling your finished cider.
- Get answers to your cider making questions and learn a new skill. In a few weeks, you can be enjoying your own homemade cider!