Join Master Cicerone Rich Higgins for this delicious and educational workshop on yeasts in beer! Whether you think it sounds cool, nerdy, or even gross, yeast is a part of every pint of beer, glass of wine, and slice of bread. Brewers only make wort; it's yeast that makes beer!
The soul of fermentation, yeast happily munches up sugars and turns them into alcohol, carbonation, flavors, and acids. In this 2-hour workshop, Rich Higgins will take you on a tasting tour of beer yeast, examining the role of ale yeast, lager yeast, and wild yeast in creating the cornucopia of fruity, spicy, and earthy flavors in the beers they ferment. He'll discuss yeast biology, beer fermentation, flavor interplay, and regional terroir, all the while tasting beers that illustrate the split personalities and charismatic characters of a brewer's best friend.