Our mission is to enlighten, educate and enthuse candidates about all aspects of beer. Established in October 2003 as an independent educational trust, the Beer Academy became an operating arm of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling in 2007. We offer a series of courses delivered by our team of experienced and knowledgeable tutors. The courses range from our online Beer Steward course, 90 minute tastings, beer & food matching, the Foundation Course and How to Judge Beer Course. Our Beer Sommelier offers recognition of a depth of beer knowledge for successful candidates.