April 30, 2016

Belgian Beer Styles Seminar

This seminar on beer tasting and Belgian beer styles is a nonprofit event to support the teaching activities of the Fermentation Sciences Program in the UW-Madison Department of Food Science. The seminar will include a short history of brewing, followed by a sensory session examining the common flavors present in beer. The final talk, by noted beer writer, critic and Isthmus columnist Robin Shepard, will address the huge variety of Belgian beer styles available to American consumers, and will include a tasting of twelve different Belgian beers. This course is intended for individuals with an interest in the science of brewing and beer, including craft and home brewers, distributors, sales people, bartenders and craft beer enthusiasts.

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


1:00 - 1:45: Short History of Brewing
1:45 - 2:30: Basic Flavors of Beer - Sensory Analysis
2:30 - 2:45: Break
2:45 - 3:45: Belgian Beer Styles - Tasting and Appreciation
3:45 - 4:00: Wrap up and Discusion

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

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