Class starts at 7 sharp and will be co-hosted by Anne Fitten Glenn and Trevor Reis. Additional expertise will be on hand from Mike Karnowski, Alex Buerckholtz, Evan Crutchfield, David Keller. Students should come with palates sharpened.
Here's the announcement from Facebook:
Beer Talk will begin at 7pm on Tuesday Jan 10, 2012 at Jack of the Wood Asheville. Tickets are $10 ADV $15 DOS available at Jack of the Wood Public House 95 Patton Ave. Downtown Asheville N.C.
Beer Talk is an informal discussion led by a panel of Asheville's finest beer enthusiast discussing a group of topics ranging from: beer education, local happenings, and various other topics of today's beer world.
Jack of the Wood is proud to present the first edition of Beer Talk which will be recorded and aired on AshevilleFM.org.
Half of ticket proceeds are being donated to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue www.bwar.org.
We are very excited about our first panel of highly qualified beer industry professionals and aficionados. This panel consists of:
Co-Host: Anne Fitten Glenn — aka "Edgy Mama and Mountain Xpress Brews News Columnist" — writes the bi-weekly Brews News Column for Mountain Xpress. She's also a frequent contributor to Craftbeer.com, the National Brewers Association's online magazine. Glenn has developed and teaches a Beer 101 class for servers and bartenders. She's a regular "celebrity" beer judge, and occasional home brewer, and a super beer geek.
Co-Host:Trevor Reis, "Asheville's 2011 Beer Masters Champion" works as a bartender and tour guide at Highland Brewing Company as well as for Brews Cruise.
Mike Karnowski has been homebrewing for 25 years, has owned a homebrew shop for 13 years, has worked at several breweries including his current position as assistant brewer for Green Man Brewery where he has been for the last four years. He has also been a guest brewer at Abita Brewery and the Head Distiller at the New Orleans Rum Distillery.
Alex Buerckholtz, "Owner of Hops & Vines" Alex has been homebrewing for almost ten years and has won the Highland Pro-Am Competition two times out of the four times they have held it.
He also won the Old Hickory Pro-Am in 2010 with his Death By Hops IPA. He has owned and operated Hops & Vines (a retail beer, wine and homebrew shop) for a little over four years and teaches
homebrew classes (beginner and advance) at his shop at least once a month. http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100813/LIVING/308130004/Beer-Guy-s-cool-pick-week-Death-by-Hops-IPA-Asheville
Evan Crutchfield: http://www.foothillsbrewing.com/index.html
David Keller: http://maltsters.org/
Ticket price includes a flight of hand selected beers for tasting and discussion complemented with a light food pairing prepared by Chef Jason Brian from Jack of the Wood's kitchen.
Some of the beer selections includes: Highland Cold Mountain, Old Hickory Death By Hops (recipe by panel member Alex Buerckholtz), As well as two other special beers TBA
For any more information on the event, please feel free to contact Richard McSherry at firstname.lastname@example.org