Beer Basics: Crash Course in Craft

Craft beer glass
On-site at Organization
Spring 2024
$79 Registration Fee
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Program Tabs


Join us as an early lead up to NC Craft Beer Month with this fun, interactive and educational course designed for anyone looking for an introduction to craft beer. This program is designed in consultation with industry leaders, including brewery owners, managers, head brewers, retail, and academia.

Who Should Attend

  • Sales representatives looking to specialize in craft beverages
  • Current and aspiring brewery staff, bartenders, and servers
  • Meeting and event professionals
  • Couples looking for a date idea
  • Any beer enthusiast looking to enhance their knowledge and tasting evaluation skills

What Sets This Program Apart

  • Taught by cicerones (specialists in the service and knowledge of beer)
  • Offered on-site at a local brewery 
  • Complimentary lunch provided and beer tasting included in the course fee

Topics Covered

  • Beer and brewery history (World and Charlotte Region) 
  • Brewing process
  • Brewing regions
  • Brewery tour
  • Sensory techniques
  • Beer & food
  • Serving beer
  • Current beer trends
  • Homebrewing basics

NOTE: Enrolled students must be 21 years of age and have state-issued identification with them in order to participate in the “Sensory Techniques” and “Beer and Food” portions of the class.