Camra 'urgently' seeks beer educators for online courses

Since the lockdown began, there has been a flurry of online training courses for adults wanting to keep themselves busy - from yoga and fitness to learning coding or a new language.
Camra is looking for online educators in the world of beer and cider.Camra is looking for online educators in the world of beer and cider.
Camra is looking for online educators in the world of beer and cider.

Now the industry body for beer has joined the ranks of organisations offering online education and is “urgently” looking for beer and cider educators to develop a syllabus of educational materials for beer drinkers and pub-goers to learn more about their favourite drink.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is developing a syllabus of educational materials on topics such as how to get into homebrewing and cider making and how to become an expert beer judge.

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Other topics Camra plans to cover include ‘A tour of the nation’s heritage pubs’ and ‘The history of your pint’.CAMRA will release the educational content on a weekly basis through both its Learn & Discover platform and its new virtual pub, the Red (On)Lion, where beer drinkers can meet for a chat and live events.

Alex Metcalfe, CAMRA’s Learning & Discovery manager, said: “It is more important now than ever before to offer information and guidance about the art of brewing and the wider pub, cider and beer scene. We all need to pull together to combat loneliness and isolation and picking up a new skill or hobby is a great way to get through these difficult times.

“Our ability to connect through learning about beer, cider and perry at pubs, taprooms, breweries and festivals has been severely disrupted. We are therefore calling on educators within the beer and cider community to put ideas forward for content that we can develop as part of our Learn & Discover syllabus. Let’s share knowledge and expertise while staying connected to one another and linking to each other’s platforms and initiatives.”

Online, video and audio content will all be considered from both paid and voluntary sources to develop the campaigning organisation’s Learning & Discovery arm.

Materials will be used for online webinars, podcasts and written tutorials which will range from being freely available to the public to member-only benefits for some of the more in-depth content.

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