City Brew Tours offers beer experiences at home through May, maybe longer

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Have you ever wanted to try homebrewing? Are you curious about the best beer-cheese pairings?

Now you can explore both experiences this month with City Brew Tours’ beer events at home and fight hunger at the same time. Five percent of the proceeds from all ticket sales go to Feeding America.

The Live Homebrewing Experience

An experienced brewer guides you through the process of brewing American Pale Ale or Amber Ale. The cost starts at $99 per person and varies by the type of beer and bottling option you choose. Registration includes a kit with the ingredients you need. For $40 extra, you can order an American IPA or Nut Brown IPA package of ingredients that you can try on your own later.

You’ll also need a 12-quart stockpot, a spoon large enough to stir the contents in the stockpot, and approximately five pounds of ice. A kitchen scale is recommended. If you don’t have one, measuring cups will work.

This online experience lasts approximately three hours. When you’re done, you’ll have 2.5 gallons (1 case) of beer.

Register for The Live Homebrewing Experience.

Beer & Cheese Pairing Happy Hour

An expert in beer and cheese pairings leads these one-hour experiences. You can hang out as long as you want after to visit and make new friends.

To participate, you need a variety of cheeses and your favorite beers. To get the best experience, City Brew Tours recommend having at least three types of cheeses from these categories:

  • Fresh, such as ricotta or mozzarella
  • Aged fresh cheese, such as ricotta or mozzarella made with goat’s milk
  • Soft white rind, such as camembert or brie
  • Semi-soft, such as munster and gouda
  • Hard, such as cheddar or gruyere
  • Blue, such as gorgonzola or roquefort

Also having beers on hand with varied characteristics, such as stout vs. IPA, makes a richer experience.

Enhance your experience with some dark and milk chocolate.

The cost of this experience is $15 per person. Register for the Beer & Cheese Pairing Happy Hour.

Both online experiences are scheduled through May but might be extended if the stay-at-home rules continue for the COVID-19 pandemic,

Get more information and register at the City Brew Tours Beer Events at Home page.

When it’s safe to gather in groups again, City Brew Tours will resume brewery tours in Baltimore, Boston, Burlington (Vermont), Cleveland, Montreal, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (Oregon), South New Jersey, and Washington DC.

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