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Beer School is Back!

With craft beer showing up all over and more people deciding they like beer with flavor, it is time for Beer School to go back in session.  This expanded world of good beer can be overwhelming so FMBeer has partnered up to put on Beer School classes to help the people new to good beer and expand the knowledge of those who have beer here a while.


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All Beer School events will be held at Square One Kitchen & Event Center – 1407 1st Ave N, Fargo

Beer School is sponsored by Fargo Underground


Blind IPA Tasting

Wednesday March 4th, 6:30PM
Calling all Hop Heads!  Take away the labels and the hype and determine which IPA tastes the best.  The most popular style of craft beer is the IPA so we will try 10 different IPAs to determine which is best, but the tasting will be blind so you don’t know what brand you are drinking so you can focus just on the flavor.  Plus we will start off with some palate calibration where you can expand your taste vocabulary in order to better describe the IPAs you will be tasting.

Beer 101

Tuesday April 7th, 6:30PM
There is so much more to beer than the pale yellow lagers advertised during football and NASCAR.  This class will give someone new to good beer a broad understanding of beer while someone more experienced is sure to learn a lot too.  It will cover the history of beer, the brewing process, the ingredients in beer, beer myths and marketing speak, beer styles, pairing beer with food, and serving good beer.  Attendees will also take home a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Pairing Beer with Food

Wednesday May 6th, 6:30PM
This is not a Beer Dinner where you get a full meal along with beer to go with each course.  This event is more of a tapas experience with smaller bites of food with a beer pairing and each will highlight a different principle in pairing beer and food.  With more pairings to try, you will leave with a better understanding on how beer can pair with nearly any food and how you can choose the right beers yourself to fit any meal.

About Dean

I drank my share of pale lagers back in college in the 80's but I always wanted to try more, often drinking the 'dark' versions of beer as that was the only interesting thing on tap. I got into homebrewing in the early 90's meeting a lot of great people and then really started learning about beer and how to judge it. Then into the 00's I started branching out with beer and started to deal with beer education and paring beer with food which I did with some restaurants, even beating out wine in a beer vs. wine dinner. I don't try and push beer on people but if they ask questions and really want to listen, I can talk for hours about the subject. Now we come to today, and beer scene in the Fargo / Moorhead area and North Dakota is starting to boom. FMBeer was created with the help of MNBeer.com so people in the F/M area have a single place where they can find out more about good beer, from a calendar of events to lists of local breweries and bars. FMBeer is also a place to learn more about craft beer for those just branching out and a resource to come back to.