Beer 101 courses (free)

How is a beer made? (60 minutes)

Course overview -

  • What is beer?

  • Craft beer vs commercial beer.

  • Basic knowledge on beer ingredients - Malt, hops, yeast and water.

  • From milling to chilling, you will understand the importance of every step of the brewing process explained with an illustration.

  • Q&A.
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Understanding beer styles
(60 minutes)

Course overview -

  • Evolution of beer styles

  • Beer style classification

    • Lagers and

    • Ales (by region)

  • Style comparison.

  • Q&A.​

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Understanding draft systems
(60 minutes)

Course overview -

  • What is a draught/draft beer?

  • How does a draft system work?

  • Types of draft beer dispensing systems

    • Temporary systems

    • Direct - draw systems

    • Long - draw systems

  • The difference between a nitro beer and a CO2 rich beer.

  • Q&A.​

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Do's and Don'ts of beer drinking (60 minutes)

Course overview -

In this course, we will walk you through different topics such as -

  • What beer to order at a bar/brewery?

  • How to pick a beer at a retail store?

  • How to ideally store a beer?

  • Choosing a proper glassware for each beer.

  • The importance of a beer clean glass.

  • Drinking from a can/bottle vs a glass.

  • Ideal serving temperature for a beer.

  • How to pour and present a beer?

  • The importance of beer head/foam.

  • Q&A.​

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How to taste and describe a beer? (60 minutes)

Course overview -

  • Identifying common flavors of beer & their sources.

  • Understanding sensory aspects via appearance, aroma, taste, finish/aftertaste and mouthfeel.

  • Key evaluation techniques to capture the sensory aspects.

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The basics of beer and food pairing (60 minutes)

Course overview -

  • Why beer and food go together?

  • Fundamentals of a great pairing

    • Identifying and matching flavor intensities​.

    • The importance of cut, compliment and contrast in a pairing.

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