Bowland Brewery has become Cask Marque’s latest Centre of Excellence, hosting training courses for the British Institute of Innkeeping Award in Beer and Cellar Quality (ABCQ) qualification.
The Clitheroe-based brewery, which opened the doors to its new location just two years ago, will host four Cask Marque courses in 2019. Attendees will experience a tour of the brewery, in addition to learning best cellar practice, how to handle cask ale correctly and managing keg dispense systems. All classroom based activity is held in the Beer Hall at Holmes Mill, and delegates will get chance to explore a range of Bowland Brewery beers.
This comes as the 2018 edition of the Cask Report is released, with information on the declining interest in cask, and the interesting rise in demand for luxury beer. Perhaps training in serving and cellaring exceptional cask beer could be the answer?
Bowland Brewery joins nine other Centres of Excellence in the UK strategically placed to cover the whole of the UK. Other Centres include Brains, Arkell’s, T&R Theakston, Fuller’s, Robinsons, Marston’s, and Palmer’s.
Andrew Warburton, Director at Bowland Brewery said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen as a venue for Cask Marque’s industry standard training courses. Bowland are totally committed to the highest quality levels of brewing and cellar management and so to be able to combine both these aims within our facility in Clitheroe is a source of great pride. Cask Marque have revolutionised consumer perceptions of cask beer and are instrumental in the resurgent interest across the UK in great tasting cask ale. We are very pleased to be associated with them in this excellent initiative”