Beer Samuel Merritt is New York's first Certified Cicerone® and he spent a decade selling and teaching great beer with the Craft Brewers Guild and the Brooklyn Brewery. In 2006, he founded, Civilization of Beer, the beer education consulting company that is actively closing gap between beer studies and wine studies in the pro beer community and returning beer to its proper place at the American table. He began teaching Beer 101 at ICE in 1998. Beer 101, Sam will give you the basics of beer ingredients, brewing process, the difference between ale and lager, and much more. Also discussed is the role craft beers are playing in today's changing culinary landscape. You'll taste some great beers and, above all, have a great time! This is a perfect course for people who have an interest in beer, but need a few tools to begin to fully experience the best soup on earth.