Beer Study @ Beer Study

Monthly Beer Education and Sensory Training Classes


Interested in learning about the various different flavors in beer, what causes them, when you should and should not experience them, and even how to avoid them when homebrewing? Also interested in learning more about beer styles from all of the various regions of the world (and getting to taste some great examples)?

If so, sign up now for the NC Homebrewing beer education series, “Beer Study @ Beer Study.”

The classes will alternate between off-flavor/sensory training and geographic beer style history and tasting each month (schedule below). Classes will be held once a month on the 2nd Sunday of the month at the Beer Study bottle shop in Carrboro, NC at 7:00pm.

Sensory Training Classes

  • Includes six different flavors each time.
  • Taste the flavors and discuss how to describe them and what can cause them. And for the homebrewers, we will discuss how these flavors can be prevented (or enhanced).
  • Each class will be 6 new flavors, there will be no repeats.
  • The registration fee will cover a control sample plus 6 other samples, as well as notes to take home.
  • The Beer Study will also be including a 1/2 pint of one of their draft beers so you don’t have to only drink beer with off-flavors.
  • Limited to 15 people per class.

Geographic Style History Classes

  • Includes a presentation on the history and unique qualities of beer from a specific region of the world.
  • Each of these classes will focus on a different region.
  • Sample and discuss several beers that represent the region and talk about what we taste.
  • You will be provided with notes to take home.
  • Beer Study will provide a 1/2 pint of a draft beer for you to enjoy as well.
  • Limited to 20 people per class

**10% of the profits will go to support the NC Brewer’s Cup so that we can continue to have a homebrew competition at the State Fair.**

Register Now!

Nov 10: American Beer Styles
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If you have questions about any of the classes, please email me at


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Laura Coffee

You have some great classes. As you may know, we have been working with Applachian State University, Asheville Buncombe and Blue Ridge Community Colleges to offer the first Associate Degrees in Brewing and Fermentation Science in the US. Our program starts this fall. We are constructing and educational brewery in Eden and have a Hop Yard on campus developed with the soil science dept. of NC State.

I am interested to see if there is a way we can partner to offer CEU credit through Rockingham Community College? In addition to beer, we offer mead making and entrepreneurship “How to Start a Brewery” seated classes.

Our program has been developed with the feedback of a number of local large and small breweries. Let me know if you are interested in exploring some work together. We are about 35 minutes from Burlington, 30 minutes north of Greensboro. All the best, Laura Coffee- Dean of Continuing Education.

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Cliff Mori

I think your classes are a great way to step up awareness to craft beer. I offer similar classes through AB-Tech in Asheville and also through I’d love to trade ideas with you.

Cliff Mori


Absolutely. I’m not very familiar with brew-ed, but I’m always up for trading ideas. Just reach out to me via the “contact” page, if you’d like.


My husband is SO wanting to home brew. I would have loved to sign him up for all of these classes. Are they going to be held again since most are sold out? Or will you be opening more spots? I’d love to surprise him with these classes…thanks, Amy


Hi Amy – there are no plans for another set of classes quite yet, but we are considering doing a similar series over at another one of our favorite bottle shops in Raleigh, as well as possibly doing a class or two in Durham. We will definitely post as soon as details are available, but it will likely be this winter or next spring before we have another full series like this.

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