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Lecture: Beer 101

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Beer 101

Coachella Valley Brewing

Presented by Chris Anderson, Master Brewer for the Coachella Valley Brewery

Join us on Wednesday, March 29th for Beer 101 with Chris Anderson. Learn how Chris went from being a home brewer to opening his own, successful local brewery. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).

With its grand opening on August 30, 2013, Coachella Valley Brewing Co. went from a small, lofty notion into a full-fleshed reality. Focusing on the uniqueness of the Southern California desert, Coachella Valley Brewing Co. strives to connect both ends of the Coachella Valley through quality locally grown ingredients and expertly crafted beer.

Locally owned and operated in Thousand Palms, California, Coachella Valley Brewing Co. is committed to crafting beer that showcases the agriculture and the attitudes of the desert. With an emphasis on farm-to-table brewing, they use the vast diversity of the Coachella Valley as inspiration. They combine the luxury of the Palm Springs west valley with the agricultural excellence of the east valley to produce truly unique and flavorful beer. Using local citrus, herbs, honey, and spices, They support local farms and flavors. They believe sustainability, creativity, and passion are the key ingredients in the best craft beer.

Chris AndersonCoachella Valley Brewing Co master brewer Chris is a graduate of The University of Alaska Anchorage Culinary Arts program and holds an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, is a Certified Dietary Manager and has over 20+ years of management experience. Chris currently holds the rank of National level judge and is working towards being a master. Chris was formerly a brewer at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. and The Moose’s Tooth Brewing Co. both in Anchorage, AK and assisted the head brewer in every aspect of brew house operations.  Chris won 1st Place at The Great Alaskan Beer and Barleywine festival in 2000 and Gold at the Toronado Barley Wine Festival the same year while brewing at Midnight Sun. In 2001, M.S.B.C. was awarded 1st place in the Alpha King Challenge—a competition of the most balanced hoppiest beers in the world.

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