Beer University - Kingsport Oktoberfest


Date Set- September 26th, 2015

Beer University

We expanded Beer University for 2014 to 2 venues inside the Smith Brothers Harley Craft Bier Garden.  Beer University looks to continue on the success of 2013 with many jam packed sessions, to give you some options to choose from in 2014.  We feel that a Craft Bier Garden isn’t complete unless we provide you the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the beer.  It is this ‘Growing to Glass’ education that brings a full appreciation of Craft Breweries.   You get access to Beer University with your Craft Bier Garden Sampling Ticket, along with your commemorative tasting glass.

Beer University will provide you with unique beers you’ve never tasted before.  That’s because some of the brews are made just for Beer University.  Also, we have a Rare and Specialty Cask tasting for all the Beer Connoisseurs.   These Rare and Specialty Casks will be available at different times throughout the day for you to sample during Beer University.   Also, we will have infusers, where we make unique brews on site. From a Coffee Porter to a Jalapeño Lager, and everything in-between.  If you love beer, you will love these unique, rare and specialty brews.


Throughout the day, we will have sessions from brewers on the unique qualities of their brewery as well as beer education sessions.  From our past Beer Universities, we present the following sessions to further your Beer Education for those who strive to create the best!

Urban orchard – Josie Mielke – making cider at home the head cider maker at Urban Orchard Cider Co. in Asheville, NC will give an introduction to the basics of fermenting your own cider at home and be on hand to answer all your cider making questions.
Founders’ Brewing – a story from an American craft brewery with a rough start and questionable future, to one that overcame all odds, and ultimately became one of our country’s most respected craft breweries of the day.
Damascus Brewing – “Yeast — understanding life cycle and how it affects your brew”. Sounds boring, but it is one of the most easily overlooked parts of brewing that makes your beer go from tasting like homebrew to a pro brew.
 Ozark Mountain Brewing – ‘Know your Grains’ The differences in base malts and specialty grain. We’ll identify some of the different flavors, colors, and character of base malts. We’ll also cover the flavors, colors, and character of many of the available specialty grains available. We’ll have samples for tasting.

Make sure you sign up for our Newsletter as the Rare and Specialty Casks will be announced only on our Newsletter and Twitter