Beer & Food Matching

£50+VAT (plus booking fee)

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...!

 

 

Foundation Course

£130+VAT (plus booking fee)

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 and will enhance your professional status in the beer sector.

Course objectives:
To develop delegate's:

  • Appreciation of beer's background
  • Knowledge of families, major styles & flavour distinctions
  • Enhanced passion for beer

Which enables them you to:

  • Make more informed choices
  • Become an advocate for the beer category

Course benefits: 

  • The essential course for everyone building a career in the beer sector which will provide delegates with the vital tools for career advancement.

 

 

Advanced Course

£150+VAT (plus booking fee)

The Advanced course significantly expands on aspects of beer styles, tasting, assessment.

Course objectives:
To develop delegate's:

  • Enhanced understanding of beer:
  • Ingredients and brewing techniques
  • Style and flavour diversity amongst styles

Which enables you to:

  • Appreciate beer with greater breadth and depth than previously.
  • Distinguish between key styles and describe flavours

Course benefits:

  • This will equip you with the skills to communicate knowledgeably about beer with customers and consumers and will enhance your professional status in the beer sector.

Please note you must have passed the Foundation course to attend the Advanced course. Please note you cannot gain exemption from the Foundation.

 

 

How To Judge Beer

£130+VAT (plus booking fee)

A training course designed to help professionals, enthusiasts and beginners understand how to assess and judge the quality and style of a beer. This knowledge can be used to enhance the experience and enjoyment of tasting beer as well as preparing judges in beer competitions for the processes and standards required.

Course objectives:
To develop delegate's:

  • Understanding and correct use of beer terminology
  • Awareness of inappropriate flavour characteristics
  • Ability to identify key beer styles
  • Ability to discriminate amongst beers of the same style

Which enables you to:

  • Assess and accurately communicate beer characteristics
  • Identify key flavour faults within beers
  • Guide others and make good beer choices
  • Judge beers against appropriate style criteria and select a worthy "winner"

Course benefits:

  • Will enhance the experience and enjoyment of tasting beer as well as preparing judges in beer competitions for the processes and standards required.

Please note you must have passed the Foundation course in order to attend the How to Judge Beer course.

 

 

Beer and Cider Academy Sommelier

 £225+VAT

This scheme offers recognition of a significant depth of knowledge of beer styles and beer and food matching for successful candidates. You will become an ambassador with the knowledge, communication skills and, most importantly, the passion to inspire people to discover, respect this revered beverage.

The Beer & Cider Academy Accredited Sommelier Scheme Requirements

Qualification Scheme:
Prospective candidates that wish to become Beer and Cider Academy Registered & Accredited Sommeliers must;
Complete an application form and confirm that:

  1. They have attended and passed the Beer and Cider Academy Foundation Course
  2. They have attended and passed the Beer and Cider Academy Advanced Course
  3. They have attended and passed the Beer and Cider Academy How to Judge Beer Course
  • With the application form the applicant must provide a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) of their practical competence.
  • Use of beer menus or other similar schemes at retail level.
  • Use of beer and food pairings.
  • The use of beer range in retailing.
  • Evidence of high beer retailing and image standards through POS, branded glassware, cellar hygiene standards and other relevant evidence.


Beer and Cider Academy Sommelier Assessment:

  • Applicant submits POE and evidence of qualifications
  • Applicant pays an application fee of £225 (GBP) +VAT.
  • Applicant is invited to attend an interview (viva voce) at The Beer and Cider Academy and is assessed via an evidence based process against written parameters.
  • The assessment will test all parts of the Beer and Cider Academy Courses and may include practical tests including identification of randomly selected beer styles.
  • Successful candidates will be provided with a Certificate upon request and a soft copy of the Beer and Cider Academy Beer Sommelier badge/logo.
  • Successful candidates will be entered into the register of Beer and Cider Accredited Beer Sommeliers

 

 

 

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