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Beer Education Sensory Series: Maltiness vs. Fruitiness

Gunbarrel Brewing Company
Event organized by Gunbarrel Brewing Company

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Are you interested in broadening your understanding of what makes beer so delicious? Increasing your vocabulary and flavor memory? Join BJCP Grand Master Beer Judge, Don Blake, in a fun and engaging discussion of various flavor attributes. We'll cover basic flavor components coming from malt, hops, and yeast. We will focus on this month's interesting topic: Maltiness & Fruitiness

Tickets Required
Includes many beer samples for the purpose of covering the class sensory components. min 4- 4oz pours + 1 full pour palate cleanser beer.

Tickets required for entry to event.
Please arrive early to select a beer, enjoy the food truck and select your seats.
Doors to the room where the talk is held open ~15min prior to start time.
Please know that if you are late, you may forfeit your reserved seat.
No tickets required to enter taproom.
Guests without tickets are welcome to line up at the entry to purchase any unused seats. Guests who did not preregister may select from remaining seats once admitted by venue staff but not prior out of respect for tickets holders.

Don Blake started homebrewing in 1993 and has been at it ever since. Over the years, he has been very involved in the homebrewing and craft beer community in Colorado. Introduction to homebrewing classes that he tought at Left Hand Brewing evolved into the Indian Peaks Alers homebrew club. In 2008, he passed the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) exam and has currently holds the rank of Grand Master II Beer Judge and is a BJCP Mead Judge. Don has taught many classes over the years including BJCP Exam prep, sensory training, and style discussions. In addition to these classes, he has given several presentations at Left Hand's Ales4Females meetings as well as Echo Brewing's Barley Belles. Don also organizes the Denver regional judging site for the National Homebrew Competition.

When not brewing, Don is a Mechanical Engineer at a small engineering / manufacturing firm in Boulder, CO.