What is the course about?
This course explains the differences between the various beer styles around the world, how they evolved and an opportunity to taste a selection. You will be taught by Christine Cryne, a Master Trainer, Member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and Accredited European Beer Consumers Union Judge.
What will we cover?
• How beer is made
• The ingredients in beer
• Which beer styles originate from which countries and their histories
• Tasting session covering five beers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• State how beer is made and the ingredients used
• Explain how the variations impact on the flavour in beer
• With the help of notes, indicate which beer styles originate from which country
• Both in group discussion and in teams, use this knowledge to describe the beers tasted.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitbale for all over 18.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is a mix of interaction and practical tastings. There is no work outside the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no other costs. You need to bring a pen and, although there will be a handout, you are welcome to bring along your own paper to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other beer, wine and cider courses.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details