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How to Discover Craft Beer and Local Breweries

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By , February 12, 2014 12:28 pm

There’s nothing wrong with sticking to your tried and true, go-to beer. But with the number of craft breweries popping up these days, why not branch out and sip something a little different? Many local breweries offer informational tours, beer samples, and tasting rooms to purchase a pint of your new favorites.

At FunSherpa, we’d like to introduce you to the wonderful world of craft beer, and we have a variety of experiences to tempt your taste buds. These are some of our most popular craft beer offerings to choose from!

Photo credit: Alyssa L. Ochs

Photo credit: Alyssa L. Ochs

Beer School 101

Want to expand your beer knowledge beyond telling the difference between Bud Light and Miller Light? Beer School 101 classes give you a crash course in beer basics so you feel more comfortable ordering from craft beer menus. Learn about the ingredients, brewing processes, and taste differences between stouts, IPAs, Belgian beers, ciders, porters, pilsners, and more!

Beer and Food Tastings

Beer and food go hand-in-hand, so why not learn a little something about beer and food pairing? This craft beer and artisanal cheese tasting in Philadelphia, for example, will introduce you to eight distinct craft beers paired with delicious specialties from a local cheese shop. Craft beer can be paired with a variety of foods, making this experience perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, date nights, and entertaining out-of-town guests.

Brewery Tours

Learn more about the brewing process and fully appreciate all the hard work that goes into quality craft beer by taking a brewery tour.  Beer brewing has become a treasured art form in many areas of the world, and tours give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how it’s brewed to perfection. Brewery tours vary by location, but most allow you walk through the production areas, ask questions about the process, and sample the brews.

Homebrew Classes

Homebrewing has become more popular than ever before! If you’re interested creating your own delicious brews in the comfort of your home, sign up for a homebrew class to learn the basics. Some classes operate as DIY breweries, where you can utilize professional steam kettles, temperature-controlled fermentation rooms, and automatic bottle fillers. Other classes teach you the fundamentals of buying, processing, and fermenting small amounts of homemade beer in your own home.

Photo credit: Alyssa L. Ochs

Photo credit: Alyssa L. Ochs

This is the perfect time of year to kick back and relax with a delicious new beer that you discovered and can tell your friends all about. Some cities even offer craft beer crawls to let you sample beers from a variety of local brewers in the area. To learn more about craft breweries near you or somewhere that you’re traveling, check out the brewery finder at the Brewers Association or CraftBeer.com.

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