I've missed school a lot, but we found an unlikely outlet: beer class. No, you're not hallucinating. I said beer class.
Beer school is at the Greenville Growler Station, which we visit every Thursday night for a free tasting and a growler fill-up. It's a lot of fun because Big Jon knows more about beer than most people know about ANYthing, so you can be assured you'll get a really good description of whatever you're thinking of buying. He won't let you walk away with anything bad. We LOVE the Growler Station. If you're a Greenvillian, please go check them out. They're good people, and they dispense beer. What more could you ask for?
So when they announced they were having beer class for three one-hour sessions in August...well, we were hooked. And last night was our first class. We covered the brew process and the history of beer. It was a LOT of information at one time, especially when you considered we sampled (and by sample, I mean had nearly half a glass each) of FIVE different beers. Despite the buzz, we learned a lot. My B made fun of me because I took two very full pages of notes, but hey - once a student, always a student. Here are some of the fun facts we learned...
I won't spill any more fun secrets for any of you who are going to September's beer class, but I'll tell you that so far it's definitely worth it. We met some nice new people, we tried some delicious new beers (and one of my classic old favorites, Lindeman's Framboise Lambic), and generally had a good time. Three cheers for beer class with my new fiance!