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Beef Up Your Beverage Knowledge

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Does your list of New Year's resolutions include upping your skills? The DC area has a host of classes to help, from coffee to cocktails:

Brewing 101—Say see ya to Folgers after this coffee brewing class from Vigilante Coffee Co. Home Brewing 101 ($25) will be offered Jan. 11 & 25 from 4pm-6pm in Hyattsville, MD.

That’s Amaro—In 2015, people will be talking about Amaro. Be one of those people by learning about the liquor at Urbana on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 3pm ($35). The restaurant’s bartender will explain how to use Amaro in cocktails and familiarize participants with top brands. Call for reservations.

Up Your Cocktail Game for the Big Game: On Jan. 31 at 3pm, the Southern Efficiency team will walk you through how to impress people at your Super Bowl party ($47). Leave with a handful of cocktail recipes and the know-how to keg a cocktail.

Balkan Reds—The world of wine is notably expanding to include new regions. Get to know varietals hailing from Serbia, Macedonia and Slovenia at Flight Wine Bar on Feb. 2 at 6pm. A $35 ticket includes snacks, sips and small bites. Call for reservations.