Beer in America just keeps getting better. I’m aiming to make my fifth season as Beer Instructor a 2013 top quintessential experience. The 2013 Whitehead Island Light Station’s beer and brewing course, The Craft of Beer & Brewing invites all beer enthusiasts, their friends & partners to be part of my beer journey for 5 days, July 12-17. I’ll instruct and lead conversations on beer and (home) brewing with an emphasis of celebrating America’s remarkable beer journey. The course will include a “field trip” to the Maine Brewers’ Guild beer festival “Craft Beer Comes to Portland” on Saturday, July 13, where participants will meet Maine’s craft brewers and experience firsthand the diversity of beers made in Maine. On another day, the course will also feature on-island participation from guest craft brewer(s) who will add to the conversation, share their beers and share their experience.
Participants will enhance their knowledge of brewing beer, tasting beer, cooking with beer, the history of beer, and simply enjoying beer in an outstanding Maine coastal island environment in the comfort of a renovated lighthouse station. There will be plenty of time to relax, read, enjoy being unplugged and unhurried. Most organized activities will be in the mornings or around dinnertime. The five-night, six-day course (four full days on the island with days one and six being arrival and departure days) will include demonstrations, lectures, informal socializing, great beer accented meals and a huge variety of beers. For more information and reserving your space visit WhiteheadLightStation.org .
You do not have to be a devoted homebrewer or beer enthusiast to enjoy this course – It has proven to be fun and relaxing for even those who have come thinking “…I don’t really like beer that much…” The course is open to a maximum of 12 participants. This is a once a year opportunity and an unparalleled journey exploring the joys of beer & brewing from around the world. Intensified Relaxation , Responsible Enjoyment & Serious Education.
See 2012 participant Mike Johnson’s video slide show on YouTube. For an account of past year experiences visit: rootshed.com at the following links
- Craft of Beer & Brewing navigated with beer & relaxation
- Intense relaxation, brewery tours, beer & food – Days 3, 4 & 5
- Whitehead Light Station 2011 recap: Trappiste beers & Hurricanes
- Beer Lucky in Maine: Whitehead Island Beer Class
- In a fog, judging IPA and stouts at Maine’s Whitehead Light Station
- The Craft of Beer and Brewing: beer, pie, hurricane croquet and lobster
- Space Ship Beer lands in Maine – beerwarp-vortex created
- 80+ beers I handpicked for 5 day beer tasting journey in Maine
- 88 beers 4 days 10 people 1 island