Just in Time for Finals Week, Community Beer Is Having Beer School on Saturday

This Saturday, Jamie Fulton of Community Beer Co. will open his brewer's book of secrets for Beer School from noon to 2 p.m. Fulton has an impressive set of credentials and has attended his share of brewing schools, including the UC Davis program, the World Brewing Academy and classes at Doemens Academy in Munich -- not to mention culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in London and extensive time in pubs around Europe, which offer unspeakable amounts of education.

In 2006, Fulton opened The Covey Restaurant and Brewery in Fort Worth, where he began collecting accolades for his brews, including several Great American Beer Festival awards and two from the World Beer Cup. Fulton is now the head brewer at Community Beer Co. on Inspiration Drive in the Design District, which officially began brewing this past December.

Add to all that his work as a consultant for a craft brewery manufacturer, and a two-hour class led by him seems a bit short, but this should be the first of many classes.

The class is described as well-rounded enough for the avid beer nerd or the beginning homebrewer. Topics will cover all the aspects of quality craft beer, ingredients, the brewing process, the wide range of beers styles available, tasting tips and more. Wear your thinking-beer hat.

Class is $25 per person and includes the open house immediately following from 2 to 5 p.m. when students will be privy to glassware and beer samples. Plus, there will be live music, local artists and food trucks. It's a whole thing, and you can find it at 1530 Inspiration Drive. Get tickets through Event Brite.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.