Terroir Park Slope is spinning off their wildly popular wine classes with a summer series on that other favorite beverage: beer. Guests will gather around the chef’s table over the next three Monday nights to taste six unique beers, and then spend an hour learning about the ancient drink with Terroir general manager Allison Whittinghill. The series, curated by resident beer master David Flaherty, will focus on brews from Germany and Belgium.
The classes kick off on Monday June 3, at 7 p.m. with Beer 101. Check out what’s in store:
Monday, June 3, 7 p.m.
Beer 101: What is beer, exactly? How is it made, and what’s all this noise about ales versus lagers? Top fermenting vs. bottom fermenting? And what the heck does “malty” mean?! Find out why beer has been a beloved beverage since Hammurabi and his code. An intro to the what, who, when, where and why, on one of the oldest fermented beverages on the planet.
Monday, June 10, 7 p.m.
Germany: Home to one of the largest range of styles, and one of the longest histories in the beer world, Germany has much to offer. From frothy Hefeweizens, to dark lagers, to tart smoked beers, we’ll take you on a whirlwind journey from Bavaria to Leipzig. Prost!
Monday, June 17, 7 p.m.
Belgium: From the land of Trappist monasteries and windswept countrysides, come beers unlike any others, and whose influence can be felt throughout every inch of the modern beer world. Saisons, Tripels, and Geuze, oh my. Bring your monk’s robe and glass goblet; you’ll need them.