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Bay Shore: Beer course brewing at The Cortland

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The Cortland, a craft-beer bar, starts a sudsy Sunday school March 6: a six-class course in beer.

The sessions, which conclude May 22 to coincide with Long Island Craft Beer Week, are taught by Alan J. Wax, former Newsday reporter and beer writer whose work has appeared in Ale Street News, American Brewer, Beer the Magazine and Beer Connoisseur. Wax. a home brewer, also is a certified beer judge in the National Beer Judge Certification program.

He'll cover how beer is made, styles of beer and the history of brews. You must be 21 years old or older to take the course. The fee is $100 per person for six classes; or $20 per person for individual sessions. Included are educational materials, samples and bar snacks.

The Cortland is at 27 W. Main St., Bay Shore; 631-206-2220.

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