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Make Your Own Alcohol – Wine, Beer, Cider and A Mystery Drink

November 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - November 18, 2013 @ 9:00 pm


19752134_sMaking an alcoholic beverage can seem like an enormous difficult and expensive task. It doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of creativity and some basic skills, making your own alcohol can be fun and easy. We are going to teach the basic steps to making alcoholic beverages, cider, beer, wine and a mystery drink, and show you the skills so you can make your own delicious concoction right now. In this lesson you will make your own, cider, beer, wine and mystery drink.  We will provide the skills and you get to test them to make your very own special brew.

This class is perfect for new home brewers and for those with some experience who want to to learn how to make more consistent brews or figure out why their home brews taste like, well, ‘home brew’.

Course Layout

The lesson will take place in two parts. During the first session, you will design your own drink. Two weeks later will be the second session where you will bottle your beverage once the fermentation is complete.

Lesson Breakdown20288008_s

  1. What makes alcohol and the origins?
  2. Sugar sources. Other additives.
  3. Sterilization and cleanliness.
  4. Yeast and fermentation.
  5. Aging.
  6. Filtration and bottling.
  7. Carbonation.

This workshop will explore

  1. How easy it is to make alcohol on your own. We will cover wine, beer, cider and a mystery drink.
  2. How to make alcohol safely.
  3. How to make it taste good.

You’ll get to:

  1. Bring home your own beer, cider, wine and mystery drink.
  2. Use premium grape juice, organic apple juice, malt and mystery drink juice.
  3. Learn from an experienced fermentation expert.

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When: Monday November 4th 6:30 pm-9:00 pm & Monday November 18th 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Where: Artisanale French Country Cooking Restaurant

What To Bring:

3 x wine bottles – empty and clean

1 x sealable beer bottle (Grolsch beer bottle works perfect)

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Instructor: Andrew Morris


My name is Andrew Morris and I love to make delicious fermented drinks. I love it so much that I decided to go to Scotland to do my Masters in Brewing and Distilling to become a master brewer. How’s that for a fun degree. I’ve had the luxury of learning how to make many different spirits and beers in the UK for nearly 5 years. Prior to that I was an assistant brewer at a microbrewery in Niagara. In my spare time I have fermented many of my own concoctions, included homemade wines and beers.  Currently I am the brewer for Live Kombucha, a non alcoholic fermented tea. I think fermentation can be a scary thing to some people, but believe me, it’s not, I would love to teach you how to do it safely and simply in your own home.



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* Please note that we’ll be sending out information about the specifics of the workshop 4 days before the workshop including a reminder of what to bring. You do not need to register through Eventbrite to be a participant of this workshop. If you do not wish to register this way, please contact  We can accept cash and cheque.

** Cancellation Guidelines

  • Minga will provide a 100% refund for workshops cancelled by Minga.
  • If a registrant cancels a workshop with more than 48 hours notice, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If a registrant cancels with less than 48 hours notice or does not show up, no refund will be issued.
  • The above policies apply for pre-registered workshops. Refunds or credits will not be issued for a missed class.



November 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
November 18, 2013 @ 9:00 pm


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