The free course is being promoted by 18 pub and bar operators, including Stonegate Pub Company, who are rolling the programme out to 500 of its cask beer pubs.
Paul Nunny of Cask Matters said, “We’re very pleased with this initial response to Cask Beer Uncovered, which puts us firmly on track to meet our goal of putting 100,000 people through the programme within three years.
“Pubs and bars tell us their staff enjoy Cask Beer Uncovered because the films for each module are entertaining as well as informative. They see a real difference in staff who complete the programme in terms of their knowledge of and confidence about cask beer. And as Cask Beer Uncovered is free of charge to all staff in all pubs, there’s no obstacle to putting every team member who works with cask beer through it.”
Cask Beer Uncovered comprises five short online films which guide the viewer through every aspect of cask beer, with content delivered by brewers, publicans, bar staff and beer drinkers. Each film lasts around five minutes and is followed by a multiple choice test. Staff who score at least 75% across all five modules can print off a personalised Cask Beer Uncovered certificate.
Cask Beer Uncovered has been developed by Cask Matters, a partnership of industry and consumer organisations, brewers and retailers who campaign for cask beer.