Beer for Women!

      Joshua M. Bernstein is a beer journalist and critic. His new book, The Complete Beer Course, is a fun flavorful tour through the world of craft brews. Joshua says that craft beer has helped bring women into the traditionally guy-centric world of beer. Joshua helped Helen demystify beer by breaking down the grains, yeast, hops, and techniques that cause beer's flavor to spin into thousands of distinctively delicious directions.

      Beers shown:

      -New Belgian Brewing: Pumpkick and Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

      -Brouwerij Dilewyns: Vicaris Tripel and Vicaris Generaal

      -Cascade Brewery: Summer Gose

      -The Bruery: Hottenroth Berliner Weisse

      Joshua has two free book signing events while in town:

      Today @ 5pm / Belmont Station Book signing.
      4500 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215
      Tomorrow @ 5PM / Hair of the Dog Tasting, book signing
      61 SE Yamhill Street Portland, OR 97214

      The book is structured around a series of easy-to-follow classes, and hops from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. There is even a class on international beer styles and another on pairing beer with food and starting your own beer cellar. Through suggested, targeted tastings, you'll learn when to drink down-and when to dump those suds down a drain.