July 25, 2013
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join Tim Boland and Julie Jenney for an evening of tasting, learning, and talking about beer. They will cover the botanical components of beer – plants from the grass family such as wheat and barley – but also the fruits, spices, and, of course, hops! Unique characteristics of various beers will be covered as well as the best food pairings and glassware to use. Through stories, humor, and a contagious passion for beer, Tim and Julie will discuss the many fascinating facets of one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages – from the controversy over beer styles to the rise of craft beers and ancient brews. Several beers will be featured, including our local Boothbay Craft Brewery’s “633 American Pale Ale” and “Black Rocks Stout.”  Sandwiches and snacks  are included in the program fee.

Tim Boland is the Director of the Polly Hill Arboretum on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Prior to his move to the Vineyard, he was Curator of Horticulture at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.  A plant scientist with wide-ranging interests, he is a nationally recognized plantsman, author, photographer and lecturer. Tim has been fascinated with the craft brew industry history and recent uprising. He is also a home brewer. While travelling the world on plant exploration forays, Tim has also been on a quest to sample beer styles from local brewers whenever possible.

Julie Jenney is the Educational Programs Coordinator for the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.  She enjoys combining her passion for horticulture and craft beer by sharing this class with fellow garden and beer enthusiasts. 

Where:        Kitchen Garden Café
Price:           $60 members, $72 nonmembers (preregistration required)

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