Irish Craft Beer & Cider Workshop


Craft Beer Day Out


Lecturer: Jacqueline Stedman, BAgSc, Oenology, Viticulture, Hons
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The Bantry Bay, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland


Course Dates

Monday 7th November 2016
Monday 20th February 2017.


Course Description

The aim of this Introduction to Craft Beer & Cider Workshop (Assessment), is to give the participant a connection to the elements that give beer & cider flavour. Malt, hops, yeast and grain, apples, yeast, with an overall look at the brewing and cider-making processes. There will place a strong emphasis on tasting and assessment, beer and cider styles and food matching.

The course starts with a brief overview of the brewing and cider making process, and the components that affect flavour in beer and cider. Then we will explore the different components, with the aim of gaining a better connection to their role in the flavour.

Journeying through the basic craft beer styles, lager, pale ale, IPA, amber ale, dark ale, porter, stout and imperial stout, we will be able to compare, contrast and assess each one. We will also explore dry, med dry, sweet cider, as well as natural versus inoculated fermentation.

By the end of this full-day craft beer and cider course, you will be able to write confidently a knowledgeable beer or cider tasting note, and also have the confidence to hold your own craft beer or cider tasting event.

The course includes:

  • Course notes and all beer and cider tasting samples.
  • Tasting notes on all beers and ciders.
  • Assessment samples of malt, hops, grain and yeast.
  • Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.
  • Certificate of completion.

This course will definitely help to equip hospitality, wholesale or retail staff with an understanding of the growing world of craft beer and cider. Help them to communicate their knowledge effectively to customers.
Maximum number: 24

Book Now

This is a full-day Irish craft beer and cider course, 10am – 5:30pm.
Registration is at 9:45am and course begins at 10am.
Breaks at 11:30am (morning tea), 1-2pm (lunch) & 3:30m (afternoon tea).

*All attendees will qualify for a 10% room discount at The Bantry Bay*

*All attendees will qualify for a €10 per room per night discount at The Bantry Bay on the nights of November 6th and 7th OR February 19th and 20th (Direct book using #craftybed on 027 55789 (Application of discount subject to confirmation of course booking).*

Please register online using the form below:


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