New to the world of craft beer? Not quite sure what foods go well with different styles of brews? Well, you're in luck! Kalamazoo Valley Community College is holding Beer and Food Pairing Workshops during their Spring Semester. Each workshop is $50.00 and includes four beers and four food flights. Join Chef Lucas McFarland and Brewer Brian Lindberg, for a casual and fun evening of exploration! These classes would make a great date night, unique party, or way to bust up the winter rut. These workshops are for those 21 years of age and older, and there is limited seating, so get your reservations today for:

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    Beer and Food Pairing: German

    Monday, January 27th, 6:00-7:30

    According to Kegworks, German brewers created a number of different styles of lagers and ales, all while following Reinheitsgebot, the Beer Purity Law, that mandated all beer can only be made from barley, hops and water. Take this course and you’ll be an expert at your next Oktoberfest.

    The pairings for this class are:

    1. Munich Helles with Cucumber Salad
    2. Schwarzbier with Bavarian Pretzel and dipping sauce
    3. Hefeweizen with Traditional German sausage and herbed spatzle
    4. Berliner Weisse with Creamy Cheese and Preserves
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    Beer and Food Pairing: Belgian

    Monday, February 24th, 6:00-7:30
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    Beer and Food Pairing: English

    Monday, March 23rd, 6:00-7:30
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    Beer and Food Pairing: American

    Monday, April 20th, 6:00-7:30

    Seriouseats.com perfectly sums up the American style beers as saying, quote, "...American beer's appeal lies in the fact that it so frequently defies categorization. While there are some established and agreed-upon styles, there are new ones popping up every day thanks to a spirit of creativity that's not bound by rules rooted in tradition."

    Menu yet to be determined.