BrewDog is to offer free versions of its beer schools across its network of UK and selected European bars, to offer drinkers the chance to learn the fundamentals of tasting beer.

The free Bar Stool beer schools, kicking off next month, will be hosted by BrewDog’s cicerone-trained staff and will give attendees an introduction to different beer styles, including background and history, as well as a guided exploration through the various aspects of beer tasting, such as aroma, flavour and colour.

During the 30-minute sessions, attendees will receive a flight of four tasters of the Scottish brewer’s headliner beers, along with tasting cards. Upon completion, each ‘student’ will receive a certified BrewDog beer geek badge.

BrewDog is offering three free Bar Stool beer school sessions per day, for up to eight people per session. Anyone can sign up, with the UK bar slots available for booking from today at Design My Night.

For craft beer enthusiasts looking to take their enlightenment a step further, BrewDog also hosts 90-minute Beer Schools in each of its bars, offering a more in-depth experience. These sessions include a six-beer flight, an introduction to the brewing process and ingredients, extended principles of tasting, and a guide to beer and food tasting, with an accompanying cheese board.


Passionate about great craft beer


Anyone looking to graduate to the next level of beer knowledge can book by e-mailing their local bar. Tickets for these in-depth sessions are priced at £20 per person.

BrewDog co-founder, James Watt, said: “Our mission has been unerring since day one. We exist to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are, something we’ve always championed through our awesome beers and brilliant people.

“I can’t wait to be able to welcome more people than ever before into the truly inspiring world of craft beer, with our cicerone-trained staff showcasing the amazing variety of beer styles available.

“We hope the free Bar Stool beer schools inspire a new crop of craft beer enthusiasts, home brewers, and even the next generation of beer entrepreneurs.”

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