Want to deep dive into the world of beer?
Want to know how common beer styles are made? How key ingredients and production choices influence the taste, style and quality of beer?
WSET are proud to have launched their first-ever beer courses. The exciting new Level 2 Award in Beer is an intermediate and interactive course for any beer or hospitality professional or beer enthusiast. The course will teach you how to taste, describe and evaluate the quality of beer.
If you’re a beer or hospitality professional, you’ll be able to offer valuable guidance on selection and service to your colleagues and customers. If you’re a beer enthusiast, you’ll know exactly what to look for when choosing beers for any occasion.
Upon completion you’ll gain a recognised qualification and the skills to select, describe and recommend beers with authority.
Know the main ingredients used in beer production, how they are processed and their influence on the style of beer produced
Malt (malted grains) and adjuncts, water, hops and other flavourings, yeast and bacteria
Know how beer production influences the style and quality of beer
Alcoholic fermentation process, brewing process, brewing equipment, beer production options, spontaneous and mixed culture fermentation options
Know the key principles and processes involved in the storage and service of beer
Ideal conditions for storage, packaging and shelf life, service temperatures, glassware, beer on tap, bottled beer, common faults, beer and food
Know how over 60 beer styles are produced and labelled and their typical characteristics
Malt-driven lagers, malt-driven ales, hop-driven lagers, hop-driven ales, yeast-driven ales, Mixed fermentation styles, other speciality beers
Course delivery & assessment
This qualification can be completed with 17 hours of guided learning. An extra 11 hours of private study is recommended.
This qualification is graded:
Pass: 55% – 69% Pass with Merit: 70% – 84% Pass with Distinction: 85% or more
No prior beer knowledge is required, just enthusiasm!
WSET’s approach focuses on learning through tasting. This allows you to experience the influence of ingredients, processes and other key factors in the glass.
While you won’t be assessed on your tasting skills, tasting forms an important part of every WSET course. Through the course, you will learn how to taste beer using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Beer®.
Ready to boost your beer knowledge?
In-person course launches on Tuesday 26th March 2024.
This course is held over 6 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30pm at Bowden Cellars, Plant 3 Bowden, Red Shed Lane, Bowden SA 5007 SA.