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Brew It Yourself: Homebrew Beer with The Founder of Mercurius Brewing

San Francisco, CA , United States
6h
English

About Your Host

I'm Jason and I'm psyched to teach you to make beer. I've been brewing since 2005. I started out as a homebrewer, then made the leap to the brewing industry. I was the Head Brewer at a local brewery for 4 years, and in that time brewed over a million pints of beer. I'm starting my own brewery currently called Mercurius Brewing. I've been teaching brewing for over 7 years and have taught over 1000 people how to brew. Teaching people to make great beer is my favorite thing in life; I'm looking forward to sharing the class with you!

What we'll do

Learn to Homebrew Beer Have you ever tasted a beer and said, I wonder how that's made? Take our Brew It Yourself: Beer Making at Home class and you’ll learn everything you need to know to make great beer at home. You’ll get your hands dirty on one of our brewing rigs, and after this two part class you’ll walk away with at least a 6-pack of bomber bottles of beer YOU MADE! You and a couple of partners will brew a 5 gallon batch of beer in the first class. Then a week or two later you’ll come back and get to taste and bottle your beer. Your instructor, Jason Beck, has brewed over a million pints of beer, and loves to share the joy of brewing with students. During the class, you’ll munch malts and huff hops, learning how to use them to achieve the flavor you want. You’ll become best friends with yeast, and fall in love with sanitizer. We’ll have a tasting of many different styles of beer to get you acquainted with the many possibilities of brewing. You’ll learn great detail about the production process in a commercial brewery, and also learn about the science behind the art. You’ll get the low down on what the best equipment is for your home brewery. Everything will help you gain the knowledge you need to make a successful, flavorful batch of beer at home. Cool Stuff: 7 hours total class time Hands-on: You do the whole damn thing Small classes - max of 9 people in class - reduced class size for Covid safety Take home beer you made Learn from a professional brewer Learn from someone who's taught over 1000 people how to brew Learn techniques no other class will teach you Note that each class is taught over two sessions: Brewing: Sat Aug 21, 11a-5p, and Bottling: Wed Sept 1, 7p-8p or Brewing: Sat Sept 18, 11a-5p, and Bottling: Wed Sept 29, 7p-8p Brew It Yourself Covid-19 Safety Protocols: Class size is limited to 9 students (down from 12), and 1 instructor. The instructor and students will wear a mask at all times, unless actively drinking a beverage. Class takes place in a converted garage space, with a large roll-up garage door. Depending on the weather, the door will either be completely or partially open, to allow for adequate ventilation. “Glassware” used for educational tasting of beers will be single-use. Only one pour per cup will be allowed, then glassware will be discarded. Grains and hops that are tasted and smelled by students will be pre-portioned by the instructor into individual containers. Each student will have their own set of grains and hops to taste and smell. Two sinks and plentiful hand sanitizer are available for hand washing and sanitizing. Students are encouraged to wash their hands and sanitize frequently, and are required to do so at certain points. Your instructor, Jason, is fully vaccinated as of 4/7/21. Student Obligations: Students must not attend class if they have any symptoms of Covid-19. The instructor will, at any time before or after class, offer a credit to a future class if the student cannot attend for health reasons. Students must wash their hands at the beginning of class. Students must wash hands after leaving and returning to the building. Students must wash hands after using the restroom, and after any possible contact with bodily fluids. Students must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times, except when actively drinking beverages. Students must maintain 6 feet of ‘social distance’ when removing a mask to consume a beverage, and also whenever possible even while wearing a mask Things to note: Students will work in groups of three people during class. This may be people that you came with, or may be other students in the class. During the majority of class, students and instructor will be able to maintain 6 feet of ‘social distance.’ However, there will be points in the class at which it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of ‘social distance.’ Students and instructor are required to wear a mask during these times. Students and instructor will at times touch communal items, i.e. the handle of a bucket, a stirring spoon, etc. Students and instructor are encouraged to wash and/or sanitize hands before and after touching communal items. Any questions? Just send me a message. Note that there is a 72 hour transfer and cancellation policy. No transfers, refunds, credits, etc. will be granted within 72 hours of the class start or after class. You must be 21 years of age to attend class.

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