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(Make up Day) Beer Appreciation: Introduction to Beer Making - February

  • 28 Feb 2019
  • 07 Mar 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 28 Feb 2019, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PST)
  • 28 Feb 2019, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • 07 Mar 2019, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
  • 4


  • (Make up Day Option) Invest in the future you today. You know, the you that loves craft beer. Don't disappoint future you he knows where you lived. Learn and Laugh with Benjamin Hensley as he navigates you through the craft of home brewing. This project will require a material fee noted below.
  • (Make up Day Option)
    This discounted registration allows you two options:
    1) Join a friend or family member who has paid for "General Registration" and join the fun.
    2) You have taken this class previously and you want more beer making fun because you had fun making beer! Materials available for purchase but not required.

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Beer Appreciation

Introduction to Beer Making

(MAKE UP DAY) NOTE: This "make up option" will have 2 classes on a single day and then a 3rd class on the following week. This schedule was designed to help people who could not attend the first day of the original class. Here they will be able to get caught up and join the original class that started the previous week. Your beer will be ready to drink a week later than the rest of the class otherwise all other items are the same. (link to original class schedule below)

Original Class description continues below

Learn how to make, what you love to drink. The goal of this (3) evening class is for you to master Hal's Home Brew system and experience the simplest and quickest way to make craft beer at home. Enjoy the privilege of being the family brewer and start your personal path to beer freedom.

Sign up today to have Green Beer ready for you and your friends!

You can expect great instruction and hands on experience with simplified steps to making beer. You can keep brewing on your own after the class with all the equipment provided that home brewers use and master. At the end of the class you can look forward to special tastings with local microbreweries, as well as the chance to see behind the taps and get inspired. Bring friend(s) at the reduced price and craft (and drink) beer together, or use it to come back to the class and brew another batch and join the fun as usual. All consumables needed will be on hand. Plan a special date night or surprise your mate with the gift, a lifetime of quality brew. (He deserve it)

You now have the equipment, the know-how, and new beer friends to enjoy your beer creations for years to come, but until then, look forward to a case of your own homebrew you prepared in class! We all look forward to a taste!

Save and bring a 750 ml. bottle of homebrew and join us for our monthly Hal's Home Brew post-class meet-up. If you are an active member or you have a free trial month from Fresno Ideaworks (like the one included with this class) and you have some homebrew to share (like the beer you just made in class), we would love to have you there and share right back. Public location and times are subject to change please see posted times at the end of class. You don't want  to miss out on free homebrew with friends at a local eatery, do you?

Stay tuned for more intermediate and other fun beverage related classes in the future...

What to Wear:

  • No open toe shoes
  • Wear Clothing and apparel appropriate for the weather.
  • Gloves will be provided

There is an additional materials fee ($150) due to the instructor on the first day of class.  This fee is paid directly to the instructor and will provide you with the materials shown below:

  • 12 x 750 ml. Swing-top Bottles
  • Bottling Wand
  • Bottle Brush
  • Pre-measured Priming Drops
  • 3.5 gal. Fermenter with Lid
  • Bubbler / Air Lock
  • Tri-Function Spout
  • Thermometer
  • Star San Sanitizer starter
  • Cleaning Detergent starter
  • Fermcap Foam Control starter
  • Comprehensive Brewing Book
  • Malt Extract 
  • Distilled Water

Free Month of Membership
The class includes a one month trial membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $50 and over. Your trial membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us below:

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Regular membership is $40 per month and 50% off regular membership ($20 per month) for students, seniors, out of area, military – active, reserve or veteran. Current members of Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

Cancellation, Change, and Refund Policy
This is a high demand event with limited spaces available. A request of cancellation must be received by email to  72 Hours prior to the event date to be eligible for a refund. Please note, a $15.00 processing fee will be assessed per cancellation from the total refund.
Regretfully, we are unable to issue refunds and/or credit for a missed class. However, in some circumstances at the discretion of the instructor and management, pending availability, a credit may be given towards future sessions with special circumstances. 
In the case Ideaworks must cancel a class, full registration fees based on the original form payment was made will be refunded.


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1730 H Street

Fresno, CA, 93721



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