IBD

The Beer and Cider Academy

We invite you to understand, appreciate and sensibly enjoy beer and cider. Learn from the professionals and immerse yourself in the world of beer and cider through our entertaining and educational courses. Continue the journey to qualify as a Beer Sommelier or Cider Pommelier.

FOR ENTHUSIASTS
Learn from the professionals and immerse yourself in the world of beer and cider.

FOR BUSINESSES
Build your product knowledge to improve consumer experience.

FOR THE DEDICATED
Embark on the journey to beer sommelier or cider pommelier.

FOR ALL
Understand, appreciate and above all ENJOY beers and ciders.

The Beer and Cider Academy was founded as the Beer Academy in 2003 by a small group of beer enthusiasts and quickly attracted support from brewers (large and small), beer retailers, trade associations and consumer groups, who enabled the Academy to put together a series of courses and training materials delivered by a small number of experienced and knowledgeable tutors with a real passion for beer.

So, whether you’re a dedicated and enthusiastic amateur, in the drinks business, a brewer or cider maker, we look forward to you being part of our story.

4000

Attendees of
Academy courses

166

Beer Sommeliers
Cider Pommeliers

17

Countries
worldwide

Venues

Some of our previous tasting venues include: