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KPU Beer Enthusiast Level 1 Prud'homme Certification

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Mon, Aug 19 - Wed, Aug 28 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)

13485 Central Avenue, Surrey, BC


Take your passion for craft beer to the next level — get your Prud’homme Beer Enthusiast Level 1 beer certification at KPU this summer.
This introductory course in beer education and tasting is designed for people interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in craft beer. You’ll learn about brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts, and food and beer pairings. 
Join KPU Brewing instructor, Alek Egi, M.Sc., over four evenings to increase your knowledge of serving, enjoying and pairing craft beer with food. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Prud-homme certificate.  
This course is perfect for:

beer enthusiasts
brewery tour guides/tap room hosts
beer sales reps
liquor store salespeople
anyone interested in learning more about craft beer, and food and beer pairings

Mon + Wed | Aug. 19, 21, 26 + 28, 20196:00-9:00 pmKPU Civic Plaza | Surrey$350 (+ GST)Registration: from Surrey Central Skytrain station
Demonstrate a clear understanding of brewing ingredients

Explain the characteristics provided by malt
Explain the attributes that hops bring to beer
Describe the potential benefits of using adjuncts

 Illustrate a basic knowledge of brewing

Describe the various stages in brewing in layman’s terms
Compare and contrast two major brewing styles (ales and lagers)
Discuss and record the various tasting components of a variety of beer styles

Integrate ingredient characteristics and beer flavours into the concepts of beer and food pairing

Differentiate between Cut, Complement and Contrast pairing theories
Record your personal observations of a variety of beer and food pairings

Recognize the need for quality draught beer

Identify the issues contributing to poor quality draught beer
Describe the troubleshooting sequences and list the three areas of concern in draught quality
Observe common mistakes in pouring and serving draught beer and identify the benefits of pouring with foam

Class 1 — Brewing Concepts

Brewing ingredients
Brewing processes
Tasting concepts (basic sensory training)
Beer categorization/styles
Ale tasting

Class 2 — Beer History

History of beer styles
Glassware culture/concepts
Glassware handling and storage
Lager tasting

Class 3 — Draught Beer Quality

Draught system basics
Troubleshooting concepts
Pouring and serving concepts
Wheat beer tasting

Class 4 — Beer and Food

Pairing concepts
Cooking with beer concepts
Belgian beer tasting
Final exam
Food and beer tasting

Mon + Wed | Aug. 19, 21, 26 + 28, 20196:00-9:00 pmKPU Civic Plaza | Surrey$350 (+ GST)Registration: from Surrey Central Skytrain station


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