Sensory Analysis of Beer

The Sensory Analysis of Beer classes are a series of non-credit sessions that will expose you to the differences between beer styles in the brewing industry. You will learn about beer style characteristics and variation for styles such as porters and stouts, various pale ales, sour beers, etc.

Each class includes sampling and learning about beers and beer topics relevant to the current craft beer industry. The classes are meant to be fun, educational, and act as social gatherings for people who like beer and want to learn more. Additionally, each month there will a local guest brewer who will join Beer Class and share their experiences and knowledge.

Classes are perfect for bartenders or those in the industry who want learning and networking opportunities. But Beer Class is designed for all people who love beer and want to learn more about beer.

Want Even More Science with Your Beer?

You may also be interested in the Brewing Laboratory Science Certificate – a for-credit undergraduate certificate that addresses quality control for the growing brewing industry.

Upcoming Beer Class Sessions

Class sessions are generally delivered on Monday evenings, and each session is from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m.

Summer 2019

Tuesday, May 28

Beers that history has forgotten – with Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Monday, June 24

Peppers and other spices in beer – with Rock Coast Brewery

Monday, July 29

Sour beers – with Gilded Goat Brewing Co

Monday, August 26

Beer and food pairing – *hosted at The Tavern at St. Michael's Square (Greeley)

Please note: the beer style/topic is subject to change within 2 weeks of the class date.

  • Eligibility

    Age Requirement

    Beer Class is open to the public and anyone age 21+ by the date of the class session can attend. You must present a valid legal photo ID (passport or driver’s license) on the day of the course so that the instructor can confirm your age. Failure to bring proof of being 21+ years old will result in a drop from the course.

  • Register

    You can choose to register individually for one or more of the courses using the registration link(s) below.

    Register for Summer Sessions

  • Contact Us

    Instructor:
    Sean Johnson
    sean.johnson@unco.edu

    UNC Extended Campus
    Aimee Rogers
    Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Phone: 970-351-2594
    Fax: 970-351-1870
    E-mail: aimee.rogers@unco.edu 
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.