The American Brewers Guild Brewing School will be hosting it’s professional brewing class, at Otter Creek Brewing, in Middlebury Vermont, from December 1st to 6th, 2003. The American Brewers Guild, one of only three professional brewing schools in the country, is now headquartered in Salisbury, Vermont. The residential week of the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering and Craftbrewer’s Apprenticeship Programs will host 20 students and four instructors and is a culmination of 21 weeks of learning. It will include hands on brewing, laboratory analysis and sensory evaluation, ending with a rigorous final examination. The graduation will be held December 6th at 1:00 pm at the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury. Students and brewing instructors will be coming to Middlebury from all over the country, some from as far away as California.The American Brewers Guild, which started in Davis California, has been educating and training professional craft brewers since 1995. Award winning Brewmaster Steve Parkes and his wife Christine McKeever purchased the American Brewers Guild in 1997. Operations were moved to Vermont in 2003 when Mr. Parkes accepted the position as Head Brewer with Otter Creek Brewing and Wolaver’s Organic Ales. For more information on the American Brewers Guild see their website at www.abgbrew.com(link is external).