Beer Tasting & History

Beer is possibly the oldest fermented drink in history world-wide and rates third in consumption, just behind tea and water. With the increasing popularity of micro brews and international imports, this foamy favorite has gained broad appeal in recent years.

In a first-time offering, Certified Master Brewer Jack Ehmann comes to the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland for a two-hour journey into the history of beer. A discussion and display of ingredients and a slide presentation is followed by a tasting of fine area brews and light appetizers.

End your work week with this one-day class on Friday, January 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. The registration deadline is January 20. The cost is $25 for members of the Arts Council and $30 for non-members. Part of a series of classes and events in support of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s annual fundraising event “Small Works: Exhibition and Raffle,” proceeds benefit the Council’s operating funds, special programs and events. G & G Distributors, Inc., is sponsoring this class and providing a variety of beers for sampling.

Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, September through May, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, , or request via email at The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

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