The Beer Academy is an educational body dedicated to helping people understand, appreciate and enjoy beer sensibly.
Founded in 2003 by a small group of beer enthusiasts, it quickly attracted support from brewers (large and small), beer retailers, trade associations and consumer groups who funded the start-up costs and enabled the Academy to put together a series of courses and training materials delivered by a small group of experienced and knowledgeable tutors with a real passion for beer!
To date approximately 4,000 ‘students’ have attended Beer Academy courses together with a further 10,000 who have enjoyed Academy talks and beer tastings at venues like the BBC Good Food Show, the Great British Beer Festival and the British Museum as well as in pubs and bars up and down the country.
The Beer Academy have put together a series of courses and training materials delivered by a small group of experienced, knowledgeable & qualified Master Brewers with a real passion for beer!
At each event you will taste 5 beers.
90 Minute Tastings
For people who like beer but don’t know much about it, these courses introduce drinkers to beer and its different styles and flavours with our themed events – from Belgium beers to American craft brews and of course the best of British craft ales – and much more!
Beer and Food Matching
This course is suited for all – but especially retailers, to generate sales by inspiring customers to choose a well signposted beer and food option.
Enables attendees to have the confidence to tailor beer and food menus, enhancing the consumer experience and in turn improving business performance.
The beers we select bring food to life…!
One Day Foundation Course Accredited by City and Guilds at NVQ Level 1
You will learn about how beer is made, its ingredients and how they impact on flavour.
You will sample a range of beer styles and pair some of them with different foods.
This will equip you with the skills to communicate knowledgeably about beer with customers and consumers.
Two Day Advanced Course
This course covers the same knowledge aspects in the Foundation Course but significantly expands on aspects of beer styles, beer tasting, beer assessment and beer & food matching.