Craft beer
In this year's series we will start with revisiting what makes a craft beer, explore the world of ciders, and taste some emerging brews. Join us to learn new things and experience new tastes.

 


Four Classes - $45 each or $150 for the series (a savings of $30)

 

Classes include 6-8 tastes and an MSUB tasting glass.


Register for Entire Series Online
 

 

  Register Online or call 406.896.5890
Must be 21 or older to enroll. (ID will be checked at the door)

 


 

What is Craft Beer?

November 2, 2017 6 - 8 PM

MSUB College of Education, Room 122

 

This course will answer the question, what is craft beer? The course is split into two sections with an introduction to ingredients (hops, malts, yeast) featured in the first half along with the comparison between an industrial macro brew and craft beers. The second half will go on to feature additional styles – Pale, IPA, Brown, Stout – and talk about how the process differs between craft brewers and macro brewers for each style.

 

 

Instructor

Dr. Paul Pope, Rimrock Brewer’s Guild

 

Guest Brewery

Canyon Creek Brewing and High Plains Brewery

 

Register Online

 

Beer Talk

 

Craft Cider

December 7, 2017 6 - 8 PM

MSUB College of Education, Room 122

 

Hard cider (just cider to the rest of the world) is the world’s fastest growing beverage category over the last 10 years. This is your opportunity to join the folks from Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill in Billings to explore this historical beverage. The class will feature ciders made right here in Billings along with other from around the world.

 

 

Instructor

Dr. Paul Pope, Rimrock Brewer’s Guild

 

Guest Brewery

Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill

 

Register Online

 

Beer Talk

 

Juicy IPAs

February 1, 2018 6 - 8 PM

MSUB College of Education, Room 122

 

In defiance of American drinkers’ long-lasting fondness of bland beer, hop-forward India Pale Ales continue to dominate craft beer. The New England IPA (sometimes called Vermont IPA) some claiming it’s the way of the future—cloudy, smooth, and fruity, with an artfully refined bitterness. Can these new IPAs unseat the exalted status of the citrus bomb known as the west coast IPA? Prepare your taste buds for flavor-packed IPAs from sea to shining sea.

 

 

Instructor

Dr. Paul Pope, Rimrock Brewer’s Guild

 

Guest Brewery

Uberbrew and Thirsty Street Brewing Co.

 

Register Online

 

Beer Talk

 

Craft Lagers

March 1, 2018 6 - 8 PM

MSUB College of Education, Room 122

 

When most Americans think of lager beer they picture the mass-produced lagers you can pick up at any grocery store. These macro-lagers are low cost and low on flavor, weak imitations of the European lagers that inspired them. Hand crafted lagers are seeing a resurgence and share a lot more in common with their European cousins with crisp, clean, malty flavors. Great lagers take time and skill to produce and are the epitome of the brewer’s art.

 

 

Instructor

Dr. Paul Pope, Rimrock Brewer’s Guild

 

Guest Brewery

Carter’s Brewing

 

Register Online

 

Beer Talk

 Dr. Paul Pope talks to Jeff Rosenberry about his involvement with various programs at MSUB Extended Campus, in particular the Craft Beer Learn & Taste Series

 

Support Your Local Breweries

 

Angry Hank's Microbrewery logo

 

 Canyon Creek Brewing logo

 

Carters Brewing

 

High Plains Brewing

 

Last Chance Pub logo

 

Neptune's Brewery

 

Red Lodge Ales

 

Thirsty Street Brewing Co. logo

 

Uberbrew
Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Assisted by

Rimrock Brewers Guild

Must be 21 or older to enroll.
(ID will be checked at the door)