Beer University

There's a lot more in your bottle of craft beer than meets the eye: thousands of years of history, anthropology, science and biology have all led up to that beautiful beverage in front of you. Yes, it's delicious, but wouldn't you like to know why?

Beer U "classes" are held monthly to help you expand your beer knowledge--and your palate. These events are casual and conversational, and participation (beyond just drinking your beer!) is encouraged. Topics range from a variety of beer styles to history and sensory evaluation. And we are definitely proponents of hands-on learning: every class includes several samples of exceptional craft brews. Enroll in our Beer University for some higher education!

Check out our sister series for Women Only!


Beer U:
Barley wines

February 25, 2013 @7pm

This year is a very special one in the world of barley wines. For only the second time, we're releasing a special "Odd Year" edition of Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine in addition to our classic version. Join "Dr." Bill Sysak and taste both beers side by side on the very first day they're unleashed! You'll also get to try several other examples of this traditional, full-bodied and malty ale, and wash them down with some delicious beery education.

Beer List

  • Anchor Old Foghorn

  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2010

  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2012

  • 2013 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine

  • 2013 Stone OAK-SMOKED Old Guardian Barley Wine

  • Firestone Walker Sucaba

  • The Lost Abbey Angel's Share Bourbon Barrel Aged

  • J.W.Lees 2002 Harvest Ale

Tickets are $32 and are available at the
Stone Company Store or online here:


Inside the Craft Beer Industry Double IPAs

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