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German Beer

Mar

04

German Beer
Tasting Class
15th & 15th, 07:30

German Beer: Lagers vs Ales

Germanic culture has earned a reputation for producing some of the finest beer in the world, as well as some of the finest cheese. The attention to detail and precision pioneered by German brewers is now the model around the world. Explore the difference between lager and ale by tasting through classic imported examples and local true-to-style favorites. These two families of yeast are fundamentally different and each effects flavor and technique in remarkable ways. Beer is one of the foundations of Germanic cuisine and has influenced traditions worldwide, join us to learn why!

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.

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