Calling all beer lovers: come learn about home brewing at KPU this weekend

Fri, Nov 2, 2018

For some it’s a hobby and for others it’s a passion. If you love beer and want to learn about how to brew it at home, the KPU Brewing Program is hosting a ‘Learn to Homebrew Day’ on November 3.

"With the rise of craft brewing in Canada as a whole, many commercial brewers are often coming from the passionate homebrewing crowd,” says Scott Butchart, director of the Canadian Homebrewers Association.

“A lot of these folks have spent years developing their knowledge base, palates, and community, and the goal of events like the 'Learn to Homebrew Day' is to improve on just that.”

Curtis Van Marck from Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies will be talking about the basics of homebrewing and the start-up equipment needed to start brewing at home. He will also be doing demonstrations of a hydrometer and bottle capping.

The Canadian Homebrewers Association will be there along with Barley’s and BosaGrape to answer questions about homebrewing. It’s also a chance to meet other homebrewers and learn from one another.

“It provides an amazing background for those wishing to go pro, but the rest of us hobbyists are usually just in it for the homebrew, the craft, and the camaraderie," adds Butchart. 

Attendees will also get a treat as the KPU Brew Lab Brewery taps a special cask of the Chocolate Orange Porter for tastings. It’s a limited-edition, one-off recipe.

There will also be guided brewery tours and tastings. Growler fills of the various beers and a Guava Kombucha will also be available for purchase.

Event details

Where: KPU Brew Lab Brewery | KPU Langley campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Time: 12-4 p.m.

For more information or to register for this free event, click here.