Sent: 2/19/09

Greetings from Keystone Homebrew,

In this email:
Keystone Hops Homebrew Club Meeting
Philly Beer Week
Brewing Classes & Other Events
Winemaking Classes

KEYSTONE HOPS HOMEBREW CLUB MEETING Tonight! Thursday, Feb 19
This is a friendly reminder that the monthly meeting of the Keystone Hops is tonight. The meeting will start at Keystone Homebrew, Montgomeryville, and will finish at Iron Hill after we transport the War of the Worts entries. Everyone is welcome to attend.

PHILLY BEER WEEK CLASSES & OTHER EVENTS
To celebrate Philly Beer Week, we’re offering both our Introduction to Brewing Class and our Next Step Brewing Class, along with the second annual Philly Beer Geek contest and other fun events that we will be running throughout the week.

INTRODUCTION TO BREWING Thursday, March 12, 7PM
Studio M Foods in Montgomeryville
This class for the first-time brewer will cover the basic equipment needed to homebrew and how it works. Participants will get hands-on experience brewing, bottling, and tasting homebrew.

THE NEXT STEP IN BREWING Wednesday, March 11, 7PM
Studio M Foods in Montgomeryville
This class is geared toward the new brewer who has brewed some extract beer kits and is ready to take the next step in homebrewing. We will concentrate on various ingredients and how they influence the final flavors of the beer. We.ll discuss a range of malt, yeast and hop varieties, and how best to incorporate them into a batch of beer. We.ll brew up a Keystone beer kit, which is extract-based with specialty grains, fresh hops, and liquid yeast. We will taste and discuss your homebrews and ours, so be sure to bring some.

PHILLY BEER GEEK
Do you have what it takes to be crowned Philly Beer Geek? Do you like the sound of winning over $1,000 in cash and prizes? If so, check for Qualifying Preliminary Rounds at sponsoring bars, brewpubs and restaurants around the Philadelphia area between now and March 3. See the Event Calendar (http://www.phillybeergeek.com/index.cfm?p=calendar) for places, dates and times.

BEER SCHOOL: YEAST Monday, March 9, 7PM
Iron Hill in North Wales
This class is the first in a series designed to broaden your knowledge about beer (although less intense than our Beer Judge Certification Program course). The one-hour class will focus on How Yeast Influences Beer, and will include a tasting of 5 different beers…each of which has a unique character from yeast. We recommend reserving a spot in advance; contact Keystone Homebrew or Iron Hill. The cost is $25 per person, which will include the cost of the beers and some light snacks. In the near future, look for additional Beer School classes on Malt, Hops and even Water.

WINEMAKING CLASSES
We are offering our Introduction to Winemaking Class on two separate dates this Spring, just in time for the arrival of our South American grapes. This class will benefit anyone interested in making wine from fresh juice or grapes. Sign up early! Check out the link below for more detailed descriptions of this and other classes: http://www.keystonehomebrew.com/index.cfm?pgid=events

INTRODUCTION TO WINEMAKING
Keystone Homebrew, Montgomeryville
$75 per person (payable in advance)
Wednesday, April 22 or Wednesday, April 29
The class will cover equipment, grape selection, sanitization, testing, procedures, and troubleshooting, and will include live demonstrations. Class dates are subject to change in the event of adverse weather conditions or any significant delays in grape shipments from South America.

Ferment on!

Jason Harris
Keystone Homebrew Supply
Proud Sponsor of the 1st Annual Philly Beer Geek Competition
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