Learn to craft beer in Potsdam May 20
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:29 am

POTSDAM -- The Local Living Venture and HomeBrewU are offering the workshop "All-Grain Brewing: Hands-On Beer Craft" in Potsdam Saturday, May 20, from noon-4 p.m.

The course is geared to both those who have experience with the simpler "extract" brewing process and those who just want to jump into brewing at a higher level.

The goal is for participants to leave the session with basic all-grain brewing knowledge and the ability to start all-grain brewing at home. This workshop will include an entire brewing session.

Topics covered will include the brewing process from start to finish, equipment and stock resources, and brewing vocabulary. This workshop is part of a year-round series of workshops on the art and science of beer brewing, and may expand to include quarterly information-sharing sessions and a buying co-op for materials.

Presenter Loren Fountaine began brewing beer 15 years ago. He now has an entire room of his home dedicated to brewing, and upgraded to an automated recirculating mash system in 2014. Since then, he has brewed more than 400 gallons of beer. Recently, he opened a business called HomebrewU with the goal of teaching others how to brew beer.

Co-presenter Mike Zagrobelny has been brewing for the past three years and finds that home brewing satisfies his love of good beer and thrifty nature of getting something good for less. He enjoys incorporating his years of collecting for reuse and re-purposing to his hobby of beer brewing.

To attend, there is a suggested donation of $25, $45 per couple or $12 for student. Proceeds benefit the Local Living Venture (LLV) organization, with a reduced rate available upon request. Attendees must verify that they are over 21 years of age.

Registration is limited, so attendees must reserve for this event. Contact 315-347-4223 or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com with an email and phone number to RSVP for the exact location and other details. If necessary, there will be a "wait list" for cancellations once the workshop fills up.