The Beer and Cider Academy is an integral part of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD)  a worldwide organisation of professional brewers, distillers and maltsters in over 100 countries that has been going since 1886. They offer a range of training courses form simple Beer and Food matching through to Sommelier level accreditation.


For any more information or to book on one of the available courses see the events pages below.

Beer Foundation Course

Learn about how beer is made, its ingredients and how they impact on flavour.

Beer advanced course

The Advanced course significantly expands on aspects of beer styles, tasting, assessment and beer & food matching.

How to judge beer

A training course designed to help professionals, enthusiasts and beginners understand how to assess and judge the quality and style of a beer.

Beer Sommelier assessment

Recognition of a significant depth of knowledge of beer styles and beer and food matching.