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Brew U - Brewing Basics

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Brewers GuildDiscover the artistry of craft beer with our Brewing Basics class! Immerse yourself in the rich history, premium ingredients, and intricate processes that go into creating exceptional brews. Gain valuable insights into the dynamic craft brewery industry, exploring not just the flavors but also the business behind the craft. By the course's end, you'll possess a profound appreciation for every beer style and be ready to step into the world of brewing with a solid foundation in this globally celebrated beverage. Elevate your beer journey with Brewing Basics!

On April 9th, mark your calendars for an off-site beer tasting extravaganza where you'll expand your palate, explore unique flavors, and learn to appreciate the artistry behind every sip.

But wait, there's more! On April 18th, we're taking the classroom on the road for an off-site brewery tour! Experience firsthand the inner workings of a real brewery, from the brewing process to the bottling line. Gain insights from industry experts and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of brewing.

Don't miss out on these incredible opportunities to elevate your understanding and enjoyment of craft beer. Enroll now and be part of an unforgettable educational experience that combines fun, flavor, and fascination! Cheers to expanding your horizons and savoring every moment!

Instructor Ryan Hansen

Ryan Hansen (a.k.a. Big Pop) is the founder and chief consultant for Big Pop Brewery Consulting. Ryan lives in central California with his wife and four kids.

Ryan Hansen

Ryan’s brewing industry experience includes:

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Professional Brewing and Distilling Certification Program Graduate
  • Founder of the Home Brewer Pro home brewing masterclass
  • Experience Head Brewer of a 10bbl brewhouse
  • Published author in several top brewing publications and websites
  • Beer tasting and appreciation class instructor and brewery tour guide
  • Proud member of the Central Valley Brewer’s Guild
  • Brulosophy contributor

Ryan’s professional, yet easy going personality are a great pairing for his love of teaching and helping fellow passionate brewers.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2 - 18, 2024


Kremen Education Building, Room 140 (April 9th will be the off-site beer tasting and appreciation class and April 18th is the off-site brewery tour!)


6 - 7:30 pm



Class Number


Last Day to Register

April 2, 2024



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