Study BrewDog

26 September, 2013

BrewDog, which claims to be Scotland’s largest independent brewery, has launched a beer school at its Newcastle bar.

The brewer says freshers from Newcastle University will be taking part in the short course that aims to educate young people about the process of brewing beer, expose them to career opportunities in the fast growing craft beer industry and cultivate a responsible approach to the consumption of alcohol.

The beer school session, which begins today (September 26) will be led by BrewDog Newcastle manager, Helen Davison.

Participating students will learn:

  • What goes into real beer: a step-by-step guide to the brewing process
  • How to taste beer: identifying different ingredients in beer
  • How to recognise different beer styles: know the difference between your IPA and your lager
  • Matching beer and cheese: does a stout go with Stilton?
  • Why craft beer represents the future of beer making

Davison said: “It’s a shame that many young people in Britain are woefully undereducated about beer and alcohol, and this definitely has a part to play in the alcohol abuse we see amongst young people, especially students. What we hope to do with this beer school is to get students to fall in love with good beer, not the massively watered down version mainstream brands have forced down their throats through advertising.”

“For many new students in Newcastle, this will be the first time they’ll be able to drink without parental supervision and we want to make sure they are approaching this freedom with a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for the various styles of beer and the many ways the beautiful drink can be enjoyed,” she said.

“We hope the beer school inspires a new crop of craft beer enthusiasts, home brewers and future beer entrepreneurs,” said Davison

Keywords: beer, brewdog

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