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KPU Brew — Beer Enthusiast Level 1 Prud’homme Certification @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm
KPU Brew -- Beer Enthusiast Level 1 Prud'homme Certification @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Take your passion for craft beer to the next level — get your Prud’homme Beer Enthusiast Level 1 beer certification at KPU this summer.

This introductory course in beer education and tasting is designed for people interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in craft beer. You’ll learn about brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts, and food and beer pairings. After successfully completing this short course, you will receive a Prud’homme certificate.

This course is perfect for:
– beer enthusiasts
– bartenders
– waiters/servers
– cooks/chefs/foodies
– brewery tour guides/tap room hosts
– beer sales reps
– liquor store salespeople
– anyone interested in learning more about craft beer and food and beer pairings

Mon + Wed | Aug. 19, 21, 26 + 28, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm
KPU Civic Plaza | Surrey
$350 (+ GST)
Steps from Surrey Central Skytrain station

Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate a clear understanding of brewing ingredients
• Explain the characteristics provided by malt
• Explain the attributes that hops bring to beer
• Describe the potential benefits of using adjuncts

Illustrate a basic knowledge of brewing
• Describe the various stages in brewing in layman’s terms
• Compare and contrast two major brewing styles (ales and lagers)
• Discuss and record the various tasting components of a variety of beer styles

Integrate ingredient characteristics and beer flavours into the concepts of beer and food pairing
• Differentiate between Cut, Complement and Contrast pairing theories
• Record your personal observations of a variety of beer and food pairings

Recognize the need for quality draught beer
• Identify the issues contributing to poor quality draught beer
• Describe the troubleshooting sequences and list the three areas of concern in draught quality
• Observe common mistakes in pouring and serving draught beer and identify the benefits of pouring with foam

Class 1 — Brewing Concepts
• Brewing ingredients
• Brewing processes
• Tasting concepts (basic sensory training)
• Beer categorization/styles
• Ale tasting
Class 2 — Beer History
• History of beer styles
• Glassware culture/concepts
• Glassware handling and storage
• Lager tasting
Class 3 — Draught Beer Quality
• Draught system basics
• Troubleshooting concepts
• Pouring and serving concepts
• Wheat beer tasting
Class 4 — Beer and Food
• Pairing concepts
• Cooking with beer concepts
• Belgian beer tasting
• Final exam
• Food and beer tasting

Mon + Wed | Aug. 19, 21, 26 + 28, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm
KPU Civic Plaza | Surrey
$350 (+ GST)
Steps from Surrey Central Skytrain station

KPU Brewing Chemistry Basics Course @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 29 @ 9:30 pm
KPU Brewing Chemistry Basics Course @ KPU Civic Plaza Campus | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is home to BC’s only Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma program and, this summer, we’ll be offering a Brewing Chemistry Basics continuing studies short course that’s open to the public.

Whether you’re prepping for first-year brewing science, are an avid homebrewer or simply like geeking out over beer, this Brewing Chemistry Basics course will help you understand the chemical foundation of beer and the science behind it.

Join KPU Brewing diploma instructor Martina Solano Bielen (M.Sc. Microbiology) for four evenings at KPU’s new Surrey Civic Plaza, conveniently located just steps from the Surrey Central Skytrain station.

— Dates and Times —
Mondays & Thursdays
Aug. 19, 22, 26 & 29
6:30-9:30 pm
$250 + GST
KPU Civic Plaza Campus
Surrey, BC

— Course Format —
The program will consist of four evening classes where participants will learn applicable brewing chemistry topics, such as concentrations, dilutions, acids and bases, pH scale and acid-base reactions, along with solving different problem sets.

In each class, the topics will be taught and the students will work together in a collaborative environment to solve different problems related to the topics reviewed in class.

— Content Covered —
• Periodic table
• Atoms and ions
• Unit analysis
• Molarity
• Calculating concentrations of brewing salts and additions
• Dilution/concentration of wort/beer
• Dilution of brewing chemicals
• Acids and bases
• Conjugated acid-base pairs
• Acid strength
• The pH Scale
• Calculating pH and pOH
• Acid-base indicators
• Acid-base titrations
• End point vs equivalence point
• Caustic detergent strengths
• Total acidity of beer

— Learn How To —
• Convert units
• Calculate solution concentrations (salts, sugars, additions)
• Measure pH levels
• Use titration-based kits

Grand Opening! @ Comox Centre Mall Ltd
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Grand Opening! @ Comox Centre Mall Ltd

We’re excited to be opening our doors in Comox August 24th, 2019! Please come say hello, check out our lounge and enjoy some beers & snacks.

Mariner 2nd Birthday Bash @ Mariner Brewing
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Mariner 2nd Birthday Bash @ Mariner Brewing

This August Mariner Brewing turns 2 years old!

To celebrate two years of brewing in this fantastic community we are throwing ourselves an epic birthday bash!
Saturday August 24th 11 am – 11 pm!

What’s going on?
Limited releases of this years most popular exploratory batches
Live music on an outdoor stage all day
Specially brewed cask releases
Additional outdoor seating
Giveaways for the first 25 people in the door
and of course…CAKE

Stay tuned for more birthday details to come

Live Musical Performances from:
Barry Wilson 11 am – 1 pm
René Aussant 1:30 pm – 2 :30 pm
Johnathan Amor 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Francis Henson 4 pm – 6 pm
Lana Crockett 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Chris show live 9 pm – 11 pm

Battle Of The Brews 2019 @ Surrey City Hall
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Battle Of The Brews 2019 @ Surrey City Hall

102.7 THE PEAK and The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society will host the 3rd annual Battle Of The Brews beer fest on Saturday, August 24th at Surrey City Hall Plaza right off the Surrey Central Skytrain station. Gates open at 12:30pm, event runs from 1pm-5pm. The event is happening rain or shine.

This fun charity event will offer attendees a great afternoon of craft beer tasting, delicious food sampling and 102.7 THE PEAK will be live on site. Attendees will get the ability to vote for their favourite beers. All net proceeds from the event will fund Athletics 4 Kids and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society youth initiatives. Donations will also be accepted on site. We can accept cash, debit, visa and mastercard.

Tickets include everything! Entrance, souvenir tasting mug, all your beer samples, all your food samples and water. That means you don’t have to pay extra for beer tickets, everything is included! Please remember your reusable water bottle!

Ticket Details:
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th at 10am.
Early bird tickets are $45 until May 31st.
Group tickets of 10 or more are just $40.
Regular price tickets will be $50 starting June 1st.

Must be 19 or older to attend. Ticket holders will be required to present photo ID.

Current Breweries include:
Big Ridge Brewing Co.
Cariboo Brewing
Coal Harbour Brewing Company
Dead Frog Brewery
Driftwood Brewery
Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks
Haus Beer Co.
Hoyne Brewing Company
KPU Brewing Dept.
Mariner Brewing Company
Persephone Brewing Company
Red Racer
Russell Brewing Company
5 Roads Brewing Co.
Smuggler’s Trail Caskworks
Spectrum Beer Company
Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Trading Post
White Rock Beach Beer Company
Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
3 Dogs Brewing
Granville Island Brewing

Food Vendors:
Benny’s Texas BBQ
Brown’s Social House
Dominion Bar + Kitchen
Dublin Crossing
Save On Foods

The 2019 Battle of the Brews is presented by EAT THE FROG FITNESS.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:
BC Diesel
G and F Financial

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