Jennifer Helber has been brewing her own beer for six years, with an additional seven years of experience in commercial brewing. The owner of the home-brewing supply store Grain to Glass has seen many mistakes made by new brewers. Learn the right way to brew when Helber teaches Homebrewing for Beginners
, at 6 p.m. at the store (114 West Third Street, 816-472-0516), in the first of two meetings. "We'll all brew a 5-gallon batch together, which will ferment in a bucket and carboy for two weeks at the store," Helber says. "Two weeks later, the class will bottle the two-case batch, and each person will take home a six-pack." To sign up, see brownpapertickets.com
and search for the name of the class. The $35 fee covers both sessions and includes a $10 discount on equipment afterward.