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Introduction to Good Beer in Paris

  • La Binouze 72 Rue de Rochechouart Paris, Île-de-France, 75009 France (map)

Learn the basics of beer, brewing, and the story of one of mankind’s favorite–and oldest– beverages. This introductory course, held the first Thursday of every month, is for all levels of foodies, craft lovers, beer geeks, and flavor-seekers looking to better understand the most unpretentious of beverages. Led by a professional beer judge for over an hour and half you’ll sip through four different beers, learning how to truly taste your beer while being guided through history and diversity of your brew.


  • Discover your personal taste preferences

  • Small group (6-15)

  • 4 beer samples

  • Take-home booklet "Tasting good beer guide to Paris"

  • In English (with pauses for translation questions. Future classes will be available in French)

About the instructor:

Nichole 'Nitch' Richardson is a Paris based craft beer consultant with over 10 years experience bringing good beer into the lives of good people. Founder of beer her own media outlet and consultancy, she is a certified cicerone server with extensive knowledge of BJCP system, an active member of the wide-ranging artisanal food and drink scene in France and an American expat.                                       

You’ll leave knowing:

Basics; what are the four main beer ingredients? What are the three families of beer?  What gives beer its color? What do these abbreviations mean (ABV, EBC, SRM, IBU)?

History:  Who invented beer? What effect does the American Craft Revolution have on today’s current beer climate? What role have women played in the development of beer?

How to evaluate beer: what are the steps to evaluating a beer? What are beer styles and how many are there? Does glassware matter?

Where to find good beer in Paris: Where can I go to brew my own beer? How many breweries are there in Paris?

Earlier Event: February 2
Introduction to Good Beer in Paris
Later Event: April 6
Good Beer in Paris TOUR