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Brett Laniosh

Beer Education Consultant and Trainer
  • Midlands
  • European Beer Consumers Union

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

I want to work with breweries, pub companies, licensees and trade organisations to raise awareness of beer by developing an informative and entertaining education programme.

Pieces of work by Brett:

  • Punch Licensees find out about CAMRA

    An award winning pub in a Worcestershire village brought together a director from the UK’s largest beer and pub consumer organisation with licensees from the UK’s largest Pub Company.

    The workshop held on 23rd February 2017 at the Coach & Horses in Harvington near Evesham (2016 Worcestershire CAMRA pub of the year) was run for Punch Taverns, the UK’s largest pub owning company. Developed and run by Brett Laniosh who has set up an independent beer consultancy, it showed licensees how to work with CAMRA to benefit both their pubs and consumers alike.

    “CAMRA has so many great resources and materials that licensees can use to help them in their business and this workshop was a great way to show licensees the support available at a local, regional and national level from the organisation”, Brett explained.

    As well as taking away publicity materials and key information licensees were shown the free online pub guide WhatPub?. Licensees were largely unaware of the site and were shown full details of their pub in the guide including photos. Other areas of the workshop included, the National Beer Scoring Scheme and how pubs are selected for the Good Beer Guide, the Champion Beer of Britain, branch magazines and the benefit of joining the organisation.

    David Pawson, Head of External PR & Communications, Punch Taverns said, “Brett was a pleasure to work with through the process of organising the workshop, and the delivery was excellent and engaging. Brett has a very good knowledge of the Beer and Pub industry which showed through on the day and we hope we can work together again in the future.”

    Attending the workshop were licensees from the Nottingham Arms in Tewkesbury, Black Swan in Henley in Arden, Plough & Harrow in Leamington Spa, Sportsman Rest in Cardiff, Prince Albert in Stroud, Horse & Jockey in Sedgley, the Queens Head in Meriden and managers from Punch Taverns.

  • Double celebration for the Ladybird

    Staff at a Bromsgrove pub recently enjoyed a double celebration, following two successful outcomes for their business.

    In August bar staff at The Ladybird Inn, in Aston Fields, successfully completed a specialist training programme all about beer. They were presented with their certificate on Wednesday September 13, by Brett Laniosh, a former CAMRA National Director who runs consultancy and training services for the licensed trade.

    Staff also learned their efforts to serve a perfect pint had been rewarded with a place in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2018 which was published on September 14.

    Manager Kate Byng was delighted that her hard-working team had received formal recognition for their efforts.

    She said: “We undertook the “All About Beer” training not only to learn more about the types of beer and how it is made, but also to find out about beer styles and how to keep a perfect pint. We would like to thank Brett Laniosh for running the course for us. Staff learnt about all aspects of beer and I have noticed how much more confident they are in talking about real ale to our customers. We are all delighted and very proud to be listed in the national Good Beer Guide.”

  • Beer School at Hobsons Brewery

    Hobsons Brewery has teamed up with a former CAMRA National Director to create “Beer School”, a training programme for licensees looking to improve their knowledge about beer.

    The training course, which was delivered at Hobsons Brewery training centre by Brett Laniosh in November, covered beer styles and types including cask, key keg and bottles with a focus from the consumer’s perspective.

    Brett said, “Staff training is an important part of a beer education programme that shares good practice and improves customer service.  It is great to work with breweries, licensees and bar staff to raise awareness of beer by developing an education programme that is both informative and entertaining.”