May 3, 2015

Beer Flavor and Beer Styles Seminar

This course is being held in conjunction with the Madison Craft Beer Week ( The first half of this short course will include a short history of brewing, followed by a discussion of how brewers select ingredients to produce the diversity of beer styles present in the marketplace today. In the second half of the short course, a sensory session examining the common flavors present in beer will be followed by a survey of beer styles. Both of these sessions will involve tasting of flavor compounds as well as various commercial beers. Kevin Eichelberger, Brewmaster and Owner of the Redeye Brewing Company in Wausau, will be our special guest, bringing Redeye beers to taste and helping to lead our discussion on all things beery. This course is intended for individuals with an interest in the science of brewing and beer, including craft brewers, home brewers, distributors, sales people, bartenders and beer connoisseurs.

Attendees must be over 21 years of age and be prepared to present proof of age before attending this event.

Cost: $50 ($52.74 w/service fee) / Location: 205 Babcock Hall, Madison WI / Register Online & Payment


12:00 - 12:05: Introduction
12:05 - 12:35: A Short History of Brewing
12:35 - 1:35: Beer Ingredients and Beer Flavor
1:35 - 1:45: Break
1:45 - 2:30: Basic Flavors of Beer - Sensory Analysis
2:30 - 2:45: Break
2:45 - 3:45: Beer Styles - Sensory Analysis
3:45 - 4:00: Break
4:00 - 5:00: Beer Styles - Sensory Analysis


Parking will be available in Lot 40 adjacent to Babcock Hall.