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Better Beer Society Spring Semester w/ Special Guest Ray Daniels

Better Beer Society University kicks off its spring semester on March 6th with a new sponsor and a special visitor. The Cicerone Certification Program is now title sponsor for Better Beer Society University and founder and director of the program, Ray Daniels, will be at the first class. Daniels is also the author of “Designing Great Beers” as well as over two dozen other books on beer and brewing.

Class will begin on March 6th, and the semester will run for 12 weeks. Republic (7 Corners) will once again host the classes. The semester will include two one-hour sessions (6pm and 7:30pm). Tuition cost for BBSU spring semester will be $75 (which equates to $6 / class, or roughly the cost of a beer).  Tickets can be purchased here:

Register today, space is limited.

BBSU is an educational weekly “beer school” for both the beer enthusiast, as well as the novice. Our goal is to educate students on all aspects of the beer industry (breweries, retail, hop farming, distribution, maltsters, and so forth). We also teach you how to explore your palate, cook w/ beer and create pairings.

Students are treated to some very exclusive and rare beers during certain classes (i.e. – Cantillon Fou’Foune & aged Surly Darkness) as well as special field trips and access to local breweries before they open to the general public. 

KSTP (ABC) Channel 5 Eyewitness News media coverage:

BBSU in session w/ (Todd Haug, Pete Rifakes, Chip Walton):