Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baltimore Beer Week: Learn To Brew Your Own

If you can boil water, Brandon Miller says that he can teach you to make beer at home.

Brandon is running a free Brewing 101 class at Maryland Homebrew in Columbia as part of Baltimore Beer Week.  The October 14 class will include an explanation of ingredients and some demonstration brewing.

Brandon will be jond by members of local home-brewing clubs (CRABSMALT & C.S.I.), so this is a chance to talk beer whether you're a beginner or already someone filling carboys in your kitchen.  Check it from 6 to 9 pm.

Maryland Homebrew is a retail shop for the home-brewing crowd.  It's in a business park off Oakland Mills Road near the main Columbia post office.  It's open Tuesday to Sunday.  Obviously, it is aimed at the home brewer, but Kyle has tipped me off that it offers malt, spices, gadgets and other items useful for the home cook as well.

Baltimore Beer Week is actually a 10-day celebration of the suds that starts tomorrow and runs through October 17.  The organizers assembled a mesh of beer bars and breweries so that there are events around town every night -- including events at Howard County spots like Victoria Gastropub, the Judge's Bench, and Kloby's.

If you want more about Baltimore Beer Week, check out Brandon's blog post.

Maryland Homebrew
6770 Oak Hall Lane
Columbia, MD 21045

NEAR: Maryland Homebrew is off Oakland Mills Road near Snowden River Parkway.  It's right near the main Columbia post office in an office park.  They're open Tuesday to Sunday.


Sarah said...

Oooh I think we'll be showing up for this.

Ken Oh said...

No time for the event yet then?

HowChow said...

@Ken -- Good point! I added the time -- 6 to 9 pm.

Ken Oh said...