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Craft Beer Experience with Charlie Papazian  

Instructor: Charlie Papazian
July 21-25, 2022
Single Occupancy: $1,705
Double Occupancy: $1,380
Prices are per person and include course tuition, lodging, all meals, and boat transportation to the Light Station from our mainland base. An additional 9% Maine state lodging tax will be charged on the meals and lodging portion of the fee.

Registration: sign up with the online registration form.
If you are unable to sign up online, please find the printable PDF form here.

The Craft Beer Experience with Charlie Papazian

Beer enthusiasts, friends and partners are invited to nurture their love of island adventure, beer and lasting friendships in a 10th season of this unique beer and brewing adventure at Whitehead. Charlie will guide explorations of home brewing and the USA Craft beer scene including beer character, styles and history.

An off-island trip to visit nearby local Maine breweries is included as a part of this experience. Participants will enhance their knowledge of brewing beer, tasting beer, and the history of beer, while enjoying beer in an outstanding and unforgettable environment. There will be plenty of time to relax, read, and enjoy unplugged and unhurried moments. Most organized activities will be in the morning or around dinnertime. The 5-day experience will include discussions/lectures, personal stories, great meals and a spectacular diversity of beers. The collection of beers will be unusual, some very difficult to find; Charlie will also present beers from his personal collection. Also featured will be a keg of homebrewed Whitehead Lager 2022 brewed with hops found growing on Whitehead Island, transplanted, grown, and harvested in Charlie's hop garden in Colorado. You do not have to be a devoted home brewer or beer enthusiast to enjoy this special experience – it is fun and relaxing even to those who have come thinking, "I don't really like beer that much."

There will be a maximum of 12 course participants. This is a unique opportunity and a fun journey exploring the joys of beer and brewing from around the country. In two words, it is "life inspiring"; Come see what we mean.

Instructor Profile:  Charlie Papazian

Charlie Papazian is one of the most prominent and recognized names in the world of beer and brewing. His published commentaries provide insights into the industry, advice to homebrewers, and beer perspectives for beer drinkers. Since founding the American Homebrewers Association and Association of Brewers in 1978, he has helped guide the development of the microbrew industry and spark the resurgence of homebrewing in America and beyond. He is the founding publisher of and a regular contributor to Zymurgy (the magazine for homebrewers) and The New Brewer (the magazine for small, professional craft brewers).

He is Founder and now Past President of the Brewers Association, whose activities include:

Charlie is the author of five best-selling books (1,300,000+ copies) published by HarperCollins Books: Microbrewed Adventures (2005), The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, 4th Edition (2014), The Home Brewer's Companion, 2nd Edition (2014), Home Brewer's Gold (1997), The Best of Zymurgy (1998).

In his worldwide travels, Charlie has been both lecturer and presenter at such prestigious events as the World Beer and Beverage Forum in Munich, the National Press Club, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, the American Society of Brewing Chemists, the Institute of Brewing Asia-Pacific, BrewTec Tokyo, International Beer Summit Japan, the AHA National Conference, the National Craft Brewers Conference, and many more.

In 2019 he retired from the Brewers Association and continues to travel and give presentations at events internationally. He still brews 12 to 16 batches of homebrew every year.

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