Hop College: Sensory Training

The taps are on, the beer is pouring, and class is back in session! Learn how to train your senses the Great Lakes way at Hop College: Sensory Training. Join Field Quality Analyst Mike Buckley as you learn what makes a great beer and what issues might arise when things don't go as planned. 

Students who enroll in Hop College: Style Analysis will head to the “classroom” where we will help you tap into a deeper understanding of craft beer with a guided tasting, a lesson on sensory analysis, how to build your taste and smell vocabulary, and more during this crash course on all things suds. There won’t be any textbooks, but we will have plenty of beer samples and small bites from the brewpub to help enhance your learning.

Students who complete this class will leave with a special Hop College branded snifter glass (don’t know what that is? See you at the class!), and official beer nerd bragging rights. All students enrolled can enjoy 10% off a brewpub food order or gift shop purchase (valid for day of class only).

Graduate at the bottom of your glass at Hop College, where our taproom is your classroom!

Upcoming Hop College Classes
May 23 – Sensory Training
June 6 – Beer 101

The Fine Print
Details are subject to change without notice.
Payment is non-refundable, 
and event date is non-transferable. Please book your date and time carefully, as refunds will not be awarded.
When our Beer Symposium is not available, Beer School may be held in the brewpub’s historic Rockefeller Room or the brewery Tasting Room.
Guests without a valid ID at check-in will not receive beer samples. Guests MUST be 21 or older with a valid ID to consume or purchase alcohol. No exceptions!
GLBC gift cards cannot be redeemed for Hop College or other events. Only Hop College vouchers may be used.

Questions? Contact us at 216.771.4404 or GLBCinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com.