Discover the science of beer
When faced with the vast choice of beer that greets you in the pub or at a festival it can be a daunting task to choose the right one for you. From dark stouts and porters to summery pale ales there is something to suit almost all tastes so if beer is new to you then check out this guide produced by Nottingham CAMRA.
If your love beer goes beyond ordering a round at your local then you may want to consider enrolling on one of the tasting and brewing courses offered around the county.
The popular and informative Beer and Cheese course at the School of Artisan Food on the beautiful Welbeck Estate gives you the opportunity to learn how to match real ales with a variety of cheeses. Claire Monk, head brewer at the Welbeck Abbey Brewery, and Lee Anna Rennie, dairy co-ordinator at the School, will guide you through a range of taste combinations during your visit. Sample an array of Welbeck Abbey beers and discover how they complement different artisan cheeses from around the UK.
For those who are serious about brewing the University of Nottingham offers a range of specialist courses. Led by experts from the brewing industry, you will be able to make use of the university’s state-of-the-art equipment and conduct in-depth research into what makes the perfect pint. The world-class university is also set to introduce the MSc in Brewing Science and Practice from September which gives graduates the chance to master the art of brewing and keep up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry. The course will complement the internationally recognised MSc in Brewing Science.