It’s the best time in history to be a beer drinker. It’s also the most confusing time. Stroll into any craft-beer bar or beer distributor and you’re forced to sift through a dizzying array of dozens, if not hundreds, of singular brews. A marketplace of overwhelming choice can lead to paralysis and settling for the same old, same old. Repetition can be comforting, but do not make the same mistake with craft beer, where curiosity rewards the intrepid imbiber.
After teaching multiple different wine related courses and certifications, some of the educators at the Wine Education Institute wondered why there was such a dearth of beer education out there. And the few that are out there are quite snooty and expensive and don't treat beer and its amazing styles and history with the respect it deserves. Hence the Beer Education Institute was born, we are dedicated to providing quality online and in person beer education to whoever has the desire to drink and learn.
In these courses based on Josh Bernstein's The Complete Beer Course, we demystify the beverage, elementally breaking down the grains, yeast, hops, and techniques that cause beer’s flavor to spin into thousands of distinctively delicious directions. After outfitting you with the tools to taste, smell, and evaluate brews, these courese will lead you on a flavorful trek through the most critical styles of beer. Structured around a series of easy-to- follow classes, you’ll hop from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, roasty stouts, barrel- aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales.