Beer Identification, Sensory and Sampling

Course Code: FSSA1029A

Credits: 0

Course Description: This course builds on the knowledge of beer styles and brewing process discussed in the course, "Basics of Beer, Brewing and History." The course examines different beer types and styles based on the influence of the used ingredients and brewing techniques, and discusses basics of sensory evaluation. It provides education to accompany enjoyment of beer. Students will explore the hops, grains, and other products that combine to produce very different ranges of beer experiences. They will connect tasted flavour profile to each beer style, ingredients, and origins through vision, smell, taste and feel.

This course is for beer lovers from novice beer drinkers through to experienced home brewers, brewery employees, and anyone interested in developing or improving their beer tasting skills.

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Note: Please indicate location in the subject line of your email (Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews, Woodstock or Online).

Participants must be at least 16-years old, unless otherwise noted.

Books: For online courses, please contact the NBCC Saint John bookstore at 1-506-658-6774 or email  For all other courses, please refer to the associated campus. Prices quoted are approximate. There are no refunds for textbooks or materials.

All prices include HST, where applicable, and are subject to change.

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  • Waitlist - Class is full but there is waitlist availability
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