Beer lovers who want to kick their knowledge up a notch, or even just drink some unique brews, have two events to choose from this weekend.

On Saturday at noon at Barrier Brewing Co. in Oceanside, Stan Hieronymus, a beer expert and prolific author (“For the Love of Hops” is one of his titles) will cover all things hops during a 90-minute seminar that will also feature six beers brewed specifically for the presentation. The event costs $15.

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On Sunday at 10 a.m., Hieronymus will reappear at The Fifth Season restaurant in Port Jefferson to deliver another talk — this one on wheat beers, Trappist ales and beers brewed with local ingredients — during a three-course beer pairing brunch. The accompanying beers have been chosen to highlight each course, from a Moustache Brewing Co. saison alongside a marscapone-stuffed crepe topped with peach-blueberry compote to a Port Jeff Brewing Co. witbier with a Berkshire ham and caramelized onion frittata. Dessert is Ommegang Brewery dubbel ale with a chocolate and ginger cake. The brunch costs $50.

Both events have been organized by the Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts, whose president, Andrew Luberto, collaborated with Moustache Brewing Co. and Hieronymus on the saison that will be served at the brunch.

Those wishing to attend must purchase tickets in advance — for Saturday’s seminar here, and Sunday’s brunch here.