Hey California Craft Beer Lover, You’re Invited!

Join Our Online Beer Tasting Class and Critique Some California IPA’s With Us

If you live in California, and you’re into craft beer, hold that beer glass tight! Because what I’m about to tell you will make you jump for joy.

You’re invited to a tasting of IPA’s from our incredible state of California. That’s right... Simply open your laptop, pull the brews from your fridge, and join us from your drinking chair. No driving, no Uber, and no traffic! (You’re welcome, fellow Angelenos)

​Over 90 fun minutes you’ll boost your beer smarts and taste some delicious IPAs. ​Or are they delicious? Hmm. That’s what we’ll find out! The cost to attend is just $15. That includes the recording, in case you can’t make it live or you simply want to circle back for a second lap (you rock).​

So What Do Your Think? You In?

here’s what you need to do next:

  • Click the button on this page to pay and register. You can use PayPal if you want.
  • After you register, we’ll send you an email with a special link. Save that email.
  • Go buy the beers on the menu.
  • When it’s time to crack ‘em open, click the link in your email to join us live!

Who Am I?

Billy Broas is the founder of Homebrew Academy. He’s a BJCP judge, an award winning homebrewer, and co-author of the book Craft Beer for the Homebrewer.

He’s a genuine Beer Geek and refuses to be lured to the dark side of Beer Snobbery.

The Beers

Stone IPA

Founded: 1996

Location: Escondido, California

Modern Times Orderville

Founded: 1996

Location: Escondido, California

Angel City IPA

Founded: 2013

Location: Los Angeles, California

AleSmith IPA

Founded: 2002

Location: San Diego, California

Here’s the plan for our 90-minutes of our hop-filled sesh...

  • We’ll compare these IPAs, discuss how they’re similar, and how they’re different.
  • How are the hop flavors stack up? Which beer the most bitter? Do any contain off-flavors?
  • Hear the background on the IPA style, how they’re brewed, and the different types
  • Answer that big life question: “What makes a good IPA?” Get to know your local breweries!

I’ll walk you through a structured beer tasting to help you describe what you’re tasting. Plus, you’ll have all your fellow beer geeks in the chat.

Imagine how cool it will be when we inspect the hop flavors and everyone in class chimes in with the flavors they’re getting!

I know I’m excited. Hope you are too. See you in class. Come thirsty!​


Why are these only beers from Southern California?

Do I have to live in California to attend?

Are the beers included?

Who’s this for exactly?

If I register but can’t attend, can I watch the recording?