The Beer Academy is an educational body dedicated to helping people understand, appreciate and enjoy beer sensibly. Founded in 2003 by a small group of beer enthusiasts, it quickly attracted support from brewers (large and small), beer retailers, trade associations and consumer groups who funded the start-up costs and enabled the Academy to put together a series of courses and training materials delivered by a small group of experienced and knowledgeable tutors with a real passion for beer!
Our mission is to enlighten, educate and enthuse candidates about all aspects of beer. Established in October 2003 as an independent educational trust the Beer Academy became an operating arm of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) in 2007. We offer a series of courses delivered (all can be tailored) by our team of experienced and knowledgeable tutors! The courses range from our online beer steward course, 90 minute tastings, beer & food matching course, the foundation Course, the advanced course and the how to judge beer course. Our beer academy sommelier scheme, has immediately proved to be highly popular and offers recognition of a depth of knowledge of beer styles and beer and food matching for successful candidates.