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Silver Cow offers beer education classes

silver_cowBeer is a wondrous and often confusing substance. Questions abound like; where did beer come from? What is the difference between lagers and ales? How did different styles get their start? What foods go best with specific beers styles? All these questions and more are answered in the new series of beer education classes at King Street Beer District watering hole The Silver Cow/The Annex.

“We’re hoping those who are interested in craft beer or just beginning will get involved and more at ease when purchasing beer at the store or at the bar,” said owner Regina Heffington about the classes. “This is why we offer samples for customers to try because we want the customer to be happy with their selections and we’re here to answer any questions.”

Silver Cow bartender Kyle Rose led the first class, Beer 101, with a slew of interesting stories and facts that both entertained and informed. Armed with a notepad full of notes, Rose kept the gathering of beer pilgrims enthralled as they sipped several different beers and munched charcuterie matched to each.

In all, the hour or so spent at the class was pleasant, informative and satisfying. Beer samples were appropriate and the food parings were suitable.

Future classes will cover topics such as Belgian beers, sour ales and Bourbon barrel-aged brews.

Each class includes:

  • Four (4) different craft beer styles during the class
  • Charcuterie, fromage and fruit pairings – each matched with the beer
  • Class sheets and information to keep
  • 10% off food purchase at Silver Cow
  • 10% off of your container and growler fill of one of the beers used in the class
  • An extra $1 off Happy Hour price for one of the beers tasted during your class
  • 10% off Silver Cow packaged beer (or wine) to go
  • A Silver Cow sticker
  • A pint glass to keep

Classes are $20 each, reservations may be made at The Silver Cow/The Annex or by emailing info@silvercowjax.com. More information can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1676964462592719/.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2016 in Beer Education

 

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Summer time is saison season

Saison is a Belgian style of beer that was originally developed to refresh farm hands during the late summer harvests. Today it is just a darn tasty beer that can be enjoyed anytime. Look for great brews like Saison DuPont from Belgium, Saison du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewing in Gainesville, Dragonglass Black Saison from Intuition Ale Works locally in Jacksonville, and the elusive Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa.

Last year, on I Know Jax, we aired a segment on Saisons. We thought it would be fitting to the start of summer to give you the opportunity to watch it again. Please remember to tune in to CW17 on Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. (if not pre-empted by Sharks football) and 12:00 midnight for new episodes and new Beer Guy segments!

And do not forget to check out http://www.jaxbeerguy.com for access to the Jax Beer Guy blog, upcoming events, information on beer classes, and more I Know Jax video segments of the Beer Guy.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Beer Styles

 

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