The Beer Academy has launched a course on matching beer and food.
The half-day course, Making Beer & Food Dance, aims to give anyone interested in food the confidence to choose specific beer styles to accompany dishes, and help them develop beer- and food- matching menus.
Courses are to be available where there is demand of 15 to 20 students in one area.
Half-day courses cost £75 (plus VAT) and the full day foundation course £125 (plus VAT), with special rates for groups. Courses can be held in pubs, clubs, on ocean liners or in private homes.
Beer Academy chief executive George Philliskirk said: "It doesn't need a fancy menu to put together successful beer and food combos, just a willingness to learn, experiment and bring together chefs and bar staff to create a beer and food menu that will amaze your friends - and maybe make them dance!"
The Beer Academy has also launched a half-day Introduction to Beer course, covering beer's raw materials, the brewing process, different styles of beer and a short section on beer and food matching.