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Formally established in 2004, the mission of BeerAppreciation LLC is to first educate people about the rich world of beer—its culture, styles, history, ingredients and stories. We teach Beer Appreciation Classes at local night schools and other venues, and on request for bars and restaurants. Our staff coordinates and leads beer tasting and beer dinner events, to share beer knowledge and enjoyment.

Our other primary goal is to promote the great local beer establishments in the Philadelphia region. These include world class local breweries (Yards, Manayunk, Victory, etc.) and fine craft beer oriented establishments (Teresa’s Next Door, Oakmont National Pub, TJ’s Everyday, Gullifty’s, etc.). We continue to be a valued resource for local beer enthusiasts, and help and support our local producers and hosts.


Our services include:

Beer Education for Beer Enthusiasts—Classes for the curious and the enthusiasts, people with an interest in beer and want to experience more. (Please refer to the Beer Education section of the site for more information about our classes at Main Line School Night, the Haverford Township Adult School and other local venues).

Beer Classes

Beer Tasting Events —For charity, business or social events at commercial or private establishments for groups from 10 to 150. BeerAppreciation LLC can coordinate and host a custom event scaled for your group or audience. It’s an educational, fun and unique way to promote your business, network and socialize with your clients, alumni or donors.

Beer Dinners—BeerApprecation LLC’s beer experts create an enjoyable and educational beer dinner experience, share beer lore and pair beers with food to for a spectacular gastronomic experience at your home or favorite restaurant.

Beer Education for Bars and Restaurants —Classes and seminars for restaurant/bar wait staff, bartenders and managers. Quick overview of beer styles, flavors, types, food pairings to help better equip customer facing staff to cross sell better beer. Take aways include quick reference guide. BeerAppreciation can also create custom menu inserts or an entire beer menu for your selections.

BeerAppreciation.com—A resource for beer enthusiasts with education, event reviews and announcements.

Beer has been part of life for over 6,000 years and part of American culture from the moment the pilgrims pulled over to Plymouth Rock, partially because their ship had run out of beer. From its humble beginnings of pumpkin and molasses brews created by colonial forefathers, through the wave of immigrants that brought us their golden lager styles, to the growth of the craft beer movement today, beer has been sewn a meaningful thread through the fabric of America and the world.

Let us show you how to appreciate beer in all ways, through tastings, classes and useful information about America’s favorite drink.

Learn how to host your own beer tasting with our guide.

Contact Peter Cherpack for more information about how you or your company can take advantage of BeerAppreciation’s services.