Our focus this month will be on porters and stouts. The styles we'll cover include Baltic Porter, English Porter, Irish Stout, Irish Extra Stout, Sweet Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Tropical Stout, Foreign Extra Stout, American Porter, American Stout, and Imperial Stout We talk through all the styles, including their history, put them into some kind of framework to help folks remember them and see how they are related and compare, then we taste examples of four of the styles. For the first, we taste and then discuss it. For the other three, we taste then spend 10 minutes filling out the BJCP scoresheet, then participants share what they wrote and we discuss.
While the workshops are aimed at helping folks preparing for the BJCP Beer Evaluation Exam, anyone is welcome - cicerones or potential cicerones, industry folks, homebrewers, aficionados. There is no fee for the workshops, attendees will split the actual expense of purchasing the beer, around $10/person.
Thanks to Great Central Brewing for hosting us in their delightful, welcoming and spacious taproom!