Library’s Craft Beer Class on Farmhouse Ales


GREENVILLE — Farmhouse ales offer a level of variety and complexity found in few other families of beer styles. Simultaneously rustic and refined, these beer styles draw inspiration from the beers brewed by Belgian and French farm estates of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Farms in those times were responsible for providing beer to sustain and refresh their seasonal field workers, and each farm’s beer was different from the last. Modern farmhouse beer styles carry forward this tradition of individuality while also exploring new frontiers of flavor.

On Thursday August 3, and Thursday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. each night, the Greenville Public Library’s Craft Beer Education Series will take a look at the long tradition of farmhouse brewing, and explore how we as a rural community are uniquely positioned to appreciate these agrarian styles. The Craft Beer Education Series is lead by David Nilsen, Certified Cicerone. David will guide attendees through a tasting of five beer styles, explaining the history and unique ingredients and brewing processes of each.

Craft Beer Education Series classes are free, but seats are limited and registration is required. Please call the Library at 937-548-3915 to reserve a seat.

Greenville Public Library will have a craft beer class August 3 and September 14. Public Library will have a craft beer class August 3 and September 14. Courtesy photo

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