Alewife Beer School: Regions - Farmhouse Brewing


Wed May 10 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room | Jacksonville, FL

What’s a farmhouse ale? Less of a style and more a broad category of rustic ales originating in Belgium and reimagined by American brewers.
About this Event

What’s a farmhouse ale? In reality, farmhouse ales are less of a style and more of a broad category referring to the rustic ales originating along the border shared by Belgium and France. Traditionally, they were low gravity ales brewed to hydrate and nourish seasonal farm workers better known as saisonniers. The recipes varied greatly from farm to farm as each farmer had access to different water, grains, local spices and equipment. Over the course of time, borders changed and the regional style became Saison in Belgium and Bière de Garde in France.

Participants will learn about the history of how these styles originated, discover how American brewers have revived and reinterpreted these historic ales, and taste both classic and modern interpretations of these rustic ales.

The class is $30 to attend and includes educational presentation, handouts, and a guided beer tasting. All attendees must be 21+ years old to attend. This class is led by Alewife Co-Owner Kelly Pickard, Certified Cicerone®. Tickets are non-refundable.


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Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, 1035 Park Street, Jacksonville, United States

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USD 30.00

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