CraftBeer.com Enhances Beer 101 Course

—Online Introduction Class Becomes Even Easier & More Engaging—

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the beer culture in America continues to grow and beginners attempt
to crack the craft code, CraftBeer.com—the
Brewers
Association
 (BA) website for beer lovers—presents an updated version
of the popular CraftBeer.com
Beer 101 Course
. The course is designed for anyone who works in
retail sales, the restaurant industry or is simply a burgeoning craft
beer enthusiast seeking a quick and reliable introduction to the beer
universe.


Beer 101 covers the history of beer; brewing ingredients and processes;
vital statistics: ABV, SRM, IBU, gravity; styles; tasting; glassware;
and pairing beer and food. The course is narrated and includes multiple
videos. Now there is also a downloadable worksheet that serves as a
helpful study guide later on. The course concludes with the Beer 101
Quiz, a 21-question test which must be completed in 20 minutes. A
printable certificate of completion is available for download.

“Beer beginners are thirsty for craft beer knowledge,” said Julia Herz,
publisher of CraftBeer.com and Brewers Association craft beer program
director. “As the leading voice of small and independent U.S. craft
brewers, we are pleased CraftBeer.com’s Beer 101 Course has become a
quick and easy introduction for so many budding beer enthusiasts.”

More than 6,000 people have taken the Beer 101 Course since its launch
in 2010. The course takes about one hour to complete and costs $20.
Those that don’t pass the course with 75% or more can retake the quiz
for a full year before having to reregister for the course.

A leading resource on craft beer, CraftBeer.com provides a number of
other educational tools for beer lovers and professionals including the
free CraftBeer.com
Beer & Food Course
, CraftBeer.com
Beer Styles Guide
, Cooking
with Beer Recipe Database
, Beer
Glossary
, Craft
Beer Seminars
and more.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association
dedicated to small
and independent
American brewers, their beers and the community of
brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than
70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99
percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including
the World
Beer Cup
Great
American Beer Festival®
Craft
Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
SAVOR℠:
An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
, AHA
National Homebrewers Conference
, National
Homebrew Competition
 and American
Craft Beer Week
®. The BA publishes The
New Brewer
magazine and its Brewers
Publications
 division is the largest publisher of contemporary and
relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft
beer at CraftBeer.com and
about homebrewing via the BA’s American
Homebrewers Association
. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or
marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive
Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the
Secretary of Labor.

Contacts

On behalf of the Brewers Association
Abby Berman,
646-695-7044
abby@rosengrouppr.com