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For the Love of Craft Beer and Brewing with Charlie Papazian  

Instructor: Charlie Papazian
July 18-22, 2019  (July 18 arrival 4pm, July 22 departure 11am)
Single Occupancy: $1455
Double Occupancy: $1100
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.

Sorry, this course is full. If you want to put your name on the wait list for this course, fill out the registration form but do not send a deposit. We will contact you if space becomes available. If you have any questions, send an email to Gigi Lirot, Island Manager (info@whiteheadlightstation.org)  or call Gigi at (207) 200-7957.

For the Love of Craft Beer and Brewing with Charlie Papazian

Pre-eminent beer expert Charlie Papazian is returning to Whitehead Light Station! Beer enthusiasts, friends and partners are invited to nurture their love of island adventure, beer and lasting friendships in an eighth season of his one-of-a-kind beer and home brewing adventure. Charlie will guide explorations of craft beer and home brewing with an emphasis on celebrating the world's evolving beer culture.

The course will include a field trip to nearby local Maine breweries. On another day, the course plans to feature on-island participation from guest craft brewer(s) who will add to the conversation, sharing their beers and their experience. Participants will enhance their knowledge of brewing beer, tasting beer, cooking with beer, the history of beer, and simply 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.

In addition to the field trip, the 5-day course will include demonstrations, lectures, a field trip to nearby local Maine brewers, informal beer chatter, personal stories, great meals (sample menu), and a spectacular variety of beers. The collection of beers will be unusual, some very difficult to find, including some from Charlie's personal collection. You do not have to be a devoted home brewer or beer enthusiast to enjoy this special experience – it's 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 an unparalleled journey exploring the joys of beer and brewing from around the world. In two words, it is "life inspiring." Come see what we mean.

See 2012 participant Mike Johnson's video slide show on YouTube.

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.

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