Geek out on an in-depth look at the brewing process, fermentation, yeast management, quality control and packaging that will end with a tasting of new releases, pilot batches and vintage beers.
BEER GEEK TOURS are held on the first Sunday of every month at 11 am and 2 pm, and are by reservation only. Upcoming dates include:
A prerequisite to this tour is a standard tour of Flying Dog Brewery or general knowledge of the brewing process. (Head over here to make a reservation for our public brewery tour.)
COOKING WITH BEER January 18 (SOLD OUT), February 9 and March 22
Cooking with beer is a natural progression from drinking while cooking, right? Flying Dog University has teamed up with The Kitchen Studio Cooking School on a hands-on class where students will learn the dynamics of cooking with a variety of beer styles. The class includes five dishes made with and then paired with beer and will conclude with a family-style dinner.
This class is held at The Kitchen Studio Cooking School and 21+. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the 1st Amendment Society.
GOING VEGAN January 24
Wellness Guru Erika is pulling back the curtain on the vegan lifestyle. Going vegan is more than just avoiding certain foods; you will learn to look at food in a new light, and potentially broaden your choices at home. Food and recipes will be provided by Hippy Chick Hummus with beer pairings by yours truly.
CIDERMAKING AND BEER February 4
The first portion of this class will be held in the press room at Distillery Lane Ciderworks. There, cidermaker Tim Rose will be navigating us through the cidermaking kit and offering instruction, advice, and customization options for your at-home cider. After that, we will pick back up in the Flying Dog University classroom to have lunch alongside beer collaborations made with DLC. Class includes a 5-gallon cidermaking kit.
BARREL-AGING February 4
Join us to learn why brewers are rushing to pick-up second-hand barrels from our friends at distilleries and wineries. We will cover oak aging versus barrel aging, why and how barrels are charred, why size matters when it come to cooperage, and what different woods are used to complement small batches of beer.
PAIRING BEER AND CHOCOLATE February 14
This Valentine’s, join Flying Dog University for an exploration of beer and chocolate. We’ve partnered with The Perfect Truffle on a 30-minute class and tasting that will explore the parallels of beer and chocolate.
PAIRING BEER AND CHEESE February 22
Sharon Crisafulli, owner of Crisafulli’s cheese shop, has teamed up with Flying Dog University to create a course that will raise both your cheese and beer IQ. This class will cover cheese making and aging techniques, tips on how to shop for and store cheese, a demo of how to build a cheese plate with the tools of the trade and more.
ASL AND ALES March 15
ASL and Ales is a course centered on American Sign Language and deaf culture. Learn signs from our very own sales warrior Hayley Parker, who grew up in the deaf community. You will walk away knowing common beer terms, life situations and corny knock-knock jokes.
CHARCUTERIE AND BEER March 29
World-class beer paired with artisan charcuterie is a classic combination that any meat lovers can't resist. Flying Dog University is featuring the experts from Meatcrafters for a class that will teach how some of the best salamis and sausages are made and draw parallels to the brewing process. The class will conclude with a guided beer and cured meat pairing.
Want to get back to basics? Begin your journey with a three-week exploration of how beer is made, how we experience beer and how beer interacts with food. Flying Dog University's core curriculum classes are held in our brewery classroom:
The finest print: Each Flying Dog University course ends with a tasting of Flying Dog beers. All attendees must be 21 or older. All sales are final and classes are non-transferrable or refundable.