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Sour Beer Class with Master Cicerone Rich Higgins
18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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Sour Beer Class with Master Cicerone Rich Higgins
Join Rich for this fun and informative tasting and discover five different types of delicious, elegant, and invigorating European sour beers. Hundreds of years ago, it was almost impossible to keep beer from going sour at some point, and today's imported and craft beers are embracing the acidifying bacteria, funky fermentations, wood-aging, and fruit and spice additions that were de rigueur in centuries past. Taste terroir and learn why weisses, goses, oaked Flemish ales, and lambics cover the delicious range of spritzy and tart to earthy and puckering.

Along with the following beers, we will offer a few snacks, such as spiced nuts, local bread and aged cheese.

Bayerischer Bahnhof Gose
St. Louis Guezuze Fond Trandition
Bayresicher Bahnhof Berliner Weisse=
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Boon Kriek 750 mL

about Rich:
Rich is one of six Master Cicerones in the world. He curates the beer programs at San Francisco restaurants like Lolinda, Delarosa, and Starbelly and orchestrates beer events, including at The Fifth Floor, Beretta, Piccino, and Public House. He also teaches beer education classes and Cicerone training courses, curates the Beer of the Month Club at Plumpjack Wines, runs corporate team-building seminars, and develops private, in-home events. Now a full-time Beer Consultant, he spent eight years as a professional brewer and brewmaster, in addition to three years as the President of the San Francisco Brewers Guild and the Event Director of SF Beer Week.

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18 Reasons
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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