Online Introduction Class Becomes Even Easier & More Engaging
Boulder, CO • October 20, 2015—As the beer culture in America continues to grow and beginners attempt to crack the craft code, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers—presents an updated version of the popular CraftBeer.com Beer 101 Course. The course is designed for anyone who works in retail sales, the restaurant industry or is simply a burgeoning craft beer enthusiast seeking a quick and reliable introduction to the beer universe.
Beer 101 covers the history of beer; brewing ingredients and processes; vital statistics: ABV, SRM, IBU, gravity; styles; tasting; glassware; and pairing beer and food. The course is narrated and includes multiple videos. Now there is also a downloadable worksheet that serves as a helpful study guide later on. The course concludes with the Beer 101 Quiz, a 21-question test which must be completed in 20 minutes. A printable certificate of completion is available for download.
“Beer beginners are thirsty for craft beer knowledge,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and Brewers Association craft beer program director. “As the leading voice of small and independent U.S. craft brewers, we are pleased CraftBeer.com’s Beer 101 Course has become a quick and easy introduction for so many budding beer enthusiasts.”
More than 6,000 people have taken the Beer 101 Course since its launch in 2010. The course takes about one hour to complete and costs $20. Those that don’t pass the course with 75% or more can retake the quiz for a full year before having to reregister for the course.
A leading resource on craft beer, CraftBeer.com provides a number of other educational tools for beer lovers and professionals including the free CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, CraftBeer.com Beer Styles Guide, Cooking with Beer Recipe Database, Beer Glossary, Craft Beer Seminars and more.
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup℠, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.
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