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Learn to make eco-friendly beer
February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST$249
Learn to make your own beer, in the most eco-friendly way at the HomeBrewer Lab using patent-pending pot-au-brew. Using less water, less time & less hassle this pot-au-brew will probably be the best beer you have ever tasted. In this hands-on workshop, you will make your own batch of beer to take home. Taught by scientist and serial inventor, Trong Nguyen. No previous knowledge is necessary.
- Cost Breakdown:
$25 – Workshop spectator – Be there and learn the science behind it all.
$249 – Hands-on workshop and the beer making kit- Take home the beer you just made and keep the patented pot-au-brew beer making pot to make more beer at home on your own.
Space is limited. To sign up please contact Trong Directly at 916.997.6703
Training as a geneticist doesn’t teach you how to whip up a cappuccino or bake a croissant. So when Trong Nguyen decided to open his first La Bou café 25 years ago, he bought himself an espresso machine and spent his evenings practicing. Then he took a weekend job at a French bakery to pick up the boulanger’s art.
“I didn’t go to school to learn how to run a restaurant,” Nguyen says. “But we wanted to create something—to bring people good coffee, good pastry. The public responded to that.”
La Bou now has 26 locations throughout the Sacramento Region, offering salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, and of course, a mean croissant-cappuccino duo.
Nguyen’s tendency toward the self-taught is evident throughout his umbrella company, World of Good Tastes. Though La Bou was a success, Nguyen had no experience running a “white-tablecloth” restaurant. Nonetheless, he and chef Mai Pham opened Sacramento’s venerable Lemon Grass restaurant in 1988.
But Nguyen didn’t stop there. When he noticed he regularly needed to go to a metal fabricating shop to get custom-designed parts for his restaurants, he bought it. His current venture, which he runs with his wife, two-time Sac State grad Annie Ngo ‘83 (Sociology) MS ’86 (Counseling), is a furniture design and manufacturing company that targets both the restaurant- and home-owner.