Nine classes in 2019

Guardian Brewing Company is offering nine Beer School classes, open to the public (21+ only), in 2019. For more information, please read the details below each class or check out our Facebook event page.

To sign up for a class, please call 269-543-2238. (We accept all major credit cards as payment over the phone.)

Your instructor will be Kim Collins, a Certified Cicerone and the owner and Head Brewer of Guardian Brewing Company. Kim has been brewing professionally for seven years at six breweries. She is passionate about recipe research, the art of barrel aging, kettle sours, and session beers. Before and after Kim became a brewer, she taught a variety of university-level courses for 12 years at Indiana University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and most recently Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Sustainable Brewing Program. No matter how much Kim professes her love for craft beer, teaching is her life’s true passion.

Class Bios

During this hour-long class, we will explore the history behind the two beer styles of Porter and Stout. Where did the styles begin? Where have American beer-makers taken the styles? This course includes 6 tasters of different beer styles we discuss in class. Come try a style you haven’t had before and learn about why it’s important to the world of craft beer.