The Diversity of Belgian & German Beer Styles (Tasting Event)

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The Diversity of Belgian & German Beer Styles (Tasting Event)

August 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Flight of Beers
  • What are the differences between ales and lagers?
  • What beer style do U.S. craft brewers usually prefer to drink themselves?
  • What is it that some Belgian breweries do that makes German brewers go crazy?
  • What major contribution have U.S. craft brewers made to the beer world?
  • Why do Belgians have so many unique beer glasses?

This class is a great opportunity to find the answers to these questions, while tasting nine great beers and enjoying a hearty grazing board.

Michael has traveled extensively in Belgium and Germany, and will lead you on a journey showcasing the countries’ amazing styles of ales and lagers made in Germany, Belgium and the U.S.A.

Examples of beer styles planned for the tasting (depending on availability):

  • Kölsch
  • Saison
  • Pilsner
  • Belgian Golden Ale
  • Berliner Weisse
  • Flanders Red Ale
  • Rauch Bier
  • Dubbel
  • Final Surprise Beer Tasting!

Class Type: Beer tasting with hearty grazing board
Date & Time: Friday, August 5, 6-8PM
Seating Available: 6 counter seats and 3 cocktail tables (for 2), 12 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.


August 5, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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