Learn basics of beer making at LTC home brew seminar
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI –
Lakeshore Technical College in April is hosting an Intro to Home Brewing class that will provide participants the opportunity to learn about this budding hobby.
Home brewing skills can offer an entry into the craft brewing industry, which currently provides an estimated 100,000 jobs in the United States, including serving staff in brewpubs, according to the Brewers Association. Growth of the craft brewing industry in the first half of 2010 was 9 percent by volume and 12 percent by retail dollars.
From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2, participants in Introduction to Home Brewing will experience hands-on activities in wort production, hop addition, wort chilling, yeast addition and bottling. They also will learn about the ingredients needed to brew beer, the importance of sanitation in the brewing process and proper storage tips.
Potential styles to be brewed include ambers, porters, stouts, pale ales and more. Products from a local homebrew supplier will be available during and after class.
Teaching the course are Trevor LaRene, a Beer Judge Certification Program certified beer judge and homebrewer, and Paul Hoffman, homebrewer.
Participants must be age 21 or older. The fee is $49, and the class is No. 27619. It will be held in room F109 of the Flexible Training Arena on LTC's Cleveland campus.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 79% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.