In the Fall of 2016, Sonoma State University will offer a Craft Beer Appreciation Certificate Program. The ten week program will give craft beer enthusiasts and industry members looking to expand their knowledge an opportunity to learn about the many aspects that make up the beer industry. Those of you that love beer, but are not sold on the idea of spending ten weeks in a classroom, should consider attending the program’s information meeting. That free meeting will be taking place from 6pm to 8pm this Wednesday, March 30th at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma. This will be an opportunity to talk to the instructor and ask questions.

The Fall program will feature a list of well respected and experienced guest instructors who will share insight on beer history, beer styles, draft systems, distribution and legislation. Get a behind the scenes lesson on how beer judging is done and learn to rate a beer. Food & beer pairings and sensory classes will surely stimulate your palate. For more information about the Craft Beer Appreciation Program or this week’s information meeting click here.

-Peter Lopez Jr.