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IPA Beer



IPA Beer
Tasting Class
Holladay, 07:30

A Rainbow of IPAs: Pairing Hoppy Beers w/ Cheese & Chocolate

Hops are king! From humble beginnings centuries ago as one among many herbal additives to ale, hops have risen to be the dominant ingredient in modern craft brewing. The vehicle for this rise? India Pale Ale! From its origins as an export-only British product, to the frontier of hype beers in the internet age, IPA has diversified into a myriad of interesting variations, all showing off the mighty power of the hop. Join us to delve into the complex world of this unique ingredient.

Class begins at 7:30pm MOUNTAIN TIME
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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IPA Class without Beer 6/16/22
$ 40.00
IPA Class with Beer 6/16/22
$ 60.00
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