Beer Essentials & Tasting

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Beer Essentials & Tasting

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Flight of Beers

Michael Benda will lead you on a Beer Essentials journey showcasing some amazing ales and lagers. You will be tasting 10 different beers in this fun class, which includes a hearty grazing snack board for each seat featuring fruit, nuts, olives, artisan cheese, small batch crafted salami, Himalayan salt crackers, and a baguette. Ages 21+.

Beer styles

  • Malty vs. Hoppy beers
  • German & American Wheat beers
  • Belgian Lambic style ales
  • West Coast vs. Hazy/New England IPA
  • Dark Specialty beers

Class Type: Beer tasting with hearty grazing board
Date & Time: Friday, June 17, 6-8PM
Seating Available: 6 counter seats and 2 cocktail tables (for 2), 10 total seats

All food and drink is prepared and served in a kitchen that contains animal products, gluten, nuts, and other potential allergens. Items on class menus can not be made-to-order, so substitutions are not available. 

About the instructor

Michael Benda worked for several years as a Beer Specialist and Consultant for a pub and a retail store in the Twin Cities, managing beer purchases, conducting beer tastings, and teaching beer classes. He received accreditation as a Cicerone Program Certified Cicerone® with broad knowledge of the history, styles, food pairings, and evaluation of beer.


June 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Prairie Kitchen Store
160 N Linn St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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