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Spring Brew with Funky Picnic

Registration for this class is closed.

Love local beer and enjoying the edible plants in your garden? Then join Funky Picnic’s Head Brewer, Michael Harper, for this spirited overview of one of our most beloved beverages, beer! Learn the basics, and how to tell different styles apart, all while sampling a very special springtime beer brewed with wild yeast, herbs, and fruit from the Garden.

Instructor: Michael Harper is the Head Brewer at Fort Worth’s Funky Picnic Brewery. Harper is a drum-playing, mariachi-loving head brewer who studied at the American Brewers Guild in 2013. He is passionate about classic techniques but also loves to experiment with new styles and terroir-based ingredients. When he’s not knee-deep in spent grain, you can find him at home with his wife, cats, and pet tortoise.

Thursday, April 22 (5:30 –  7 pm)

Registration Deadline: April 19

$60/$50 members

Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Beggs Courtyard

Materials: None required. Class size will remain small to accommodate proper social distancing, and masks and hand sanitizer will be available. 

About Food, Health, and Wellness

Feed your mind, body, and soul and learn something new by attending one of our Food, Health, and Wellness classes at BRIT. Come discover the connections between the botanical and culinary worlds, come learn new ways to achieve and maintain a healthful and balanced lifestyle, and best of all, come spend quality time on our beautiful garden campus located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

Program Information


GROW Adult Education programs are for adults 18 and older. BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden endeavor to offer a quality educational experience to each program participant, with class sizes supporting this policy. Registered participants may not bring an unregistered participant of any age to class. Onsite registrations, when a class is not sold out, are encouraged.

GROW members may register for courses at the discounted member rate; guests of members do not qualify for the member rate. Program registration fees include complimentary entry into the Botanic Garden the day of the program. Entry to BRIT is always free.

Many courses are held outdoors and may require moderate walking to and from one or more locations. As such we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. If you have questions about physical requirements, please send an email to


To cancel your registration for a class, please email at least ten calendar days prior to the start of that class. You will receive an 85% refund. No refunds are granted less than ten calendar days before the class starts.

If you choose, you may gift your seat in the class to a friend or family member; just send us the name and email address of the person who is taking your spot so we can add them to the roster and send them the appropriate information.

Payment for your class reserves your seat and allows us to secure the instructor. If you are late for class, your seat will be reserved; we do not transfer your seat to walk-in participants. Partial refunds or transfers are not available for unattended classes.

In the event that we must cancel a class, you will be notified email and will have several options: we can transfer your ticket to another class right away (or classes, so long as the new value does not exceed the original value), issue a credit to be applied to another class or classes in the same calendar year, or provide a refund. This applies to classes that do not meet the minimum registrant requirement, which sometimes occurs.

By registering online, over the phone, or in person, you are agreeing to GROW’s ten-day cancellation policy outlined above. 


Apr 22 2021


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The event is finished.

Erin Starr White


Erin Starr White
Erin Starr White


Erin Starr White