Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/12/21
Red’s Beer Garden’s New Year’s resolution is for every guest to work on their six packs. Beer-lovers, don’t worry, no gym is involved here, just brains, creativity, and taste buds for a bold brew. Those looking to perfect their knowledge and become the ultimate beer connoisseurs can choose from a variety of Red’s beer classes this January and February. Whether it’s a date night or a group outing, Kristen “Red” Sumpter is ready to chat about what makes her the hoppiest. All classes last about an hour and are $20 per person and include five handpicked tastings that are each 4 to 5 oz. pours.
Originating from Europe and now extremely popular in the U.S., attendees will sample a range of beers from a marshmallow sour to a Belgian lambic. Red will discuss the process of wild fermentation and the difference between sours across Belgium, Germany and the U.S.
Saturday January 15th, 4 p.m.
Thursday February 24th, 7 p.m.
Not all lagers are pale, so there will be a range of flavor profiles including malty and roasty to crispy and clean. Red will share her expertise on how lagers came about and how they’ve changed throughout the past few centuries.
Thursday January 20th, 7 p.m.
Saturday February 26th, 4 p.m.
Sometimes people are in the mood for something that isn’t a beer, and Red has her guests covered. Samples will include still mead, carbonated mead, hard kombucha, and two versions of dry cider.
Saturday January 22nd, 4 p.m.
Saturday February 19th, 4 p.m.
OLD WORLD BEER
It’s fun to find historical beers from Europe that can be discovered in Red’s grab-and-go coolers. She will chat about the history of these beers, who historically brewed them (women!), how ales and lagers came about, and what makes these brews so special to the world of beer.
Saturday February 5th, 4 p.m.
While not being biased at all…Red believes these are the best beer styles in the world. All samples will come straight from Belgium breweries, with two being Trappist. Hear from the ultimate Belgian beer lover herself about the history of the styles and what makes a Trappist ale so unique.
Thursday February 10th, 7 pm