Photo of Rich Higgins by Bart Nagel.
Ready to go to beer school? This fall and winter, master cicerone (one of three in the world!) and brewmaster Rich Higgins (Social Kitchen & Brewery) will be teaching courses on world beer traditions, and beer and food pairing at ~THE BOOTHBY CENTER FOR THE BEVERAGE ARTS~. The classes will be held on Sundays from 5pm-7pm; the first class is on November 6th, and will focus on United Kingdom Beer Traditions (each class in the World Beer Traditions Series will cover a different beer tradition—United Kingdom, German, Belgian, and American—and will include lecture, discussion, and lots of sampling of great beers). And here’s the link for tickets to the beer and food pairing class. Discounted four-class ticket packages are available for a limited time, for your sudsy pleasure.
Also in SoMa, Tasting Table shares an update about the remodel at ~CITY BEER STORE~: the small bar is now a large one, and there is more space for special bottle-aged beers—now you can really geek the hell out. There will also be classes later in the year. 1198 Folsom St. at 8th St., 415-503-1033.