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Give in to Dark Beer

Feb

18

Give in to Dark Beer
Tasting Class
Downtown, 07:15

Give in to the dark side. Learn about the darker side of brewing by exploring the history of beer and origins of many modern varieties. The complexity of flavor compounds present in styles like porter, stout, brown ale and schwarzbier brings to mind the intricate worlds of coffee and chocolate and like both, pairs amazingly well with food. We will sample through pairings both sweet and savory to produce incredible flavor results and interesting combinations. And as a nod to Valentine’s day, there will be a focus on chocolate. Find out why beer is excellent with dinner as well as dessert!

Please note: All cancellations require 48 hours notice. Food and wine are purchased and prepared in advance and cannot be re-purposed.
Meet your instructor – Rio Connelly
Rio Connelly is a professional brewer with over a decade of experience in the Utah Craft Beer scene. Having originally discovered a passion for brewing during college in Washington state, Rio has been experimenting with new styles, creating menus and writing about craft beverages at SLUG Magazine since his return to Salt Lake City in 2008. Helping to open Epic Brewing in 2010 and then starting the Avenues Proper restaurant and pub in 2013 were foundational learning experiences. With his business partners, Rio oversaw the expansion of the Proper brand to four locations including three restaurants, two bars, and two breweries. He is a Cicerone Program Certified Beer Server, a Recognized BJCP judge, and has attended classes at the Siebel Institute of Tehcnology, America’s oldest brewing school. “Watching Utah’s craft beer scene expand and grow has been a real pleasure for me,” Rio says, “the last few years have seen beer in our state only get more diverse and interesting.” In 2019, Rio departed from Proper to start Faultline Beverage, a consulting firm focused on helping startups realize their vision, and working with with brewers and other producers passionate about their product.

Tickets

21 available
Dark Beer & Pairings without Beer 2/18/20$25.00
21 available
Dark Beer & Pairings with Beer 2/18/20$50.00