Learn the ancient art of homebrewing in this introductory workshop, taught by our resident beer shaman. We'll cover the basic process for making small batches of medicinal, herbal, and seasonal brews in your home kitchen. We’ll taste odd and curious beers for inspiration, then bottle a batch of home-brew for you to enjoy after class. In addition, you'll take home ingredients and instructions for concocting your own batch of magical homemade beer.
Cole Emde is the Head Brewer and Co-Ower of the forthcoming Black Sands Brewery and Bar located in the Lower Haight. Cole's career began when working at a local brewpub in his home town of Cleveland Ohio. Starting out as a homebrewer with Co-Founder Andy Gilliland about 10 years ago Cole's experience landed him a job working in a production brewery on the packaging line in Brooklyn NY and more recently as the Assistant Brewer at Willoughby Brewing Co. that won the 2014 World Beer Cup Gold for their Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. When Cole isn't brewing beer you'll find him hanging out in their attached Homebrew shop or foraging around the city for loquats, plums, and just about anything else growing wildly here in SF.