Online Introduction Class Becomes Even Easier & More Engaging.

As the beer culture in America continues to grow and beginners attempt to crack the craft code, – the Brewers Association (BA) website for beer lovers – presents an updated version of the popular 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.


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

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

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