It”s simple, School for Beer! Throughout the festival our school is in session. BeerSchool offers classes on Beer Tasting, Brewing, food pairing, History, Arts and Crafts and Phys-ed.

This years Curriculum will be posted on our website and updates will happen frequently as the start of school approaches.

Andrew Cowan – Chef

Andrew Cowan, a culinary virtuoso hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is renowned for his innovative approach to gastronomy. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Cowan has mastered the art of blending local ingredients with global influences, creating unforgettable dining experiences. Trained in prestigious kitchens worldwide, including Europe and Asia, his expertise shines through in each dish he crafts. As a chef, mentor, and advocate for sustainable practices, Cowan is deeply committed to supporting local farmers and producers, championing the farm-to-table movement. His culinary prowess, paired with a passion for excellence, continues to elevate Edmonton’s dining scene to new heights.

Chris McNally – Butcher

Chris McNally is a professional butcher and instructor with nearly a decade of hands-on experience in the art of meat cutting.  His journey has included working at small butcher shops and popular local restaurants as well as teaching students and working in a personal capacity as a cut and wrap butcher for hunters and farmers.  Chris has a keen interest in the history and production of sausage and whole muscle charcuterie.  His focus has always been the sustainable and ethical production and use of meats in a way that can provide the highest quality finished product for customers.  Throughout his career he has remained committed to upholding the highest standards of craftsmanship and professionalism.  Whether behind the counter, or in the classroom, he continues to showcase his passion for meat cutting and dedication to excellence in every aspect of his trade.