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  • LA Beer Week Sensory Course

    Explore West Coast Beer Styles

    Want to learn more about the beer that you enjoy?  Join Gavin Harper as he walks through the most popular California Craft Beer Styles

    Click here to join June 23rd live or virtual for FREE

    LABW Sensory event on west coast styles with Gavin Harper

    Want to learn more about some of the best West Coast beer styles and the beer that you enjoy?  

    Beer Styles

    Designed for beer enthusiasts, homebrewers, and those with a desire to develop a sophisticated palate, this course focuses on learning about popular West Coast Craft Beer Styles. Students will learn about variations on the the West IPA, showcasing different malts in addition to hops, and how hops have influenced a range of lager beers.  Additionally, a couple beers will be presented which illustrate some of the origins of these now popular beer styles. 

    IPA's

    With Munich Malt, Caramel, Pilsner and more.

    West Coast Lagers

    Hoppy Lagers, Cold IPA's Italian Pilsners.

    And More

    California Commons and Pale Ales.

    Sign up to attend this private LA Beer Week event

    Can't join in person. Join us virtually. 


    About your hosts

    Gavin Harper

    Gavin Harper

    Gavins thirst for brewing knowledge created a passion that perpetually seeks erudition to quench. Working as a professional brewer, Gavin assists breweries in better understanding the intricacies of all brewing procedures, restaurants and pubs for beer menus, staff training, and food pairings and to many the idea of being a beer connoisseur. As a brewmaster, Master Cicerone®, BJCP Certified Judge and all around beer aficionado, Gavin is here to help present your best pint.


    Nathan McCusker

    Nathan's beer-evangelist journey began one fateful day in 2002 after moving to LA and ordered Stone's IPA it was love at first sip. True to his inquisitive nature, and newfound patronage at Eagle Rock Brewery, he dove into the world of homebrewing and realized the creative nature of brewing, recipe formulation and experimentation. Nathan has been the lead brewer at Angry Horse Brewing since 2020 and recently graduated from the Master Brewers Association of America's Brewing and Malting Science course. 

    Having overcome late stage, non-Hodgkin's, Burkitt lymphoma at the mere age of 8, Nathan has always been a philanthropist. Having 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector with the American Cancer Society and raising funds for type 1 diabetes at JDRF, Nathan has spent much of his life building and supporting various communities. Fostering our own community at Angry Horse Brewing and contributing to the LA beer scene is exactly what Nathan is set out to do.