- 19+, 2 pieces ID required
- All attendees will be asked for ID
- PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
The only school where drinking beer is not only allowed, it’s part of the class! Come get learned about your favourite beverage!
Beer School is generously sponsored by Swans Hotel & Brewpub.
Join us at our popular Beer School series where beer enthusiasts are treated to dedicated bearers of beer knowledge!
Class #1: Chris Lukie & Danny Seeton – “Let’s Get Brewing”
11:00am to 1:00pm
In this class, you’ll get an introduction to the brewing process, including a talk from Danny Seeton (National Rank BJCP judge and Vancouver Island Brewery’s Production Manager and R&D Brewer) and a visit to the brewhouse itself with a hands-on demonstration by Swans’ Head Brewer, Chris Lukie. It’s a rare chance to see the inner workings of a heritage Victoria brewery and learn a thing or two about how beer is actually made. Participants will get to taste the beer that they help brew.
Class # 2: Greg Evans – “The Short Thirst and the Long Thirst – A Brief History of Prohibition in BC and the USA”
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Victoria’s own local beer historian, the ever entertaining Greg Evans, returns to tell you all about BC’s part in Prohibition, both our own short version (1917-1921) and the better known “Long Thirst” south of the border (1920-1933).
$20 (plus tax) ticket per class or $30 for the Complete Course.
- each class includes one glass of beer.
- attend one class or both at a discounted rate.
- Swans will have a lunch special available for purchase between classes.