Toronto, Ontario – Prud’homme Beer Certification® celebrates its tenth anniversary of quality beer education in Canada this June. In honour of Prud’homme’s decade of operations, breweries from across the province have come together to each brew a beer that celebrates this leading Canadian beer education program.
“It’s truly inspiring to have witnessed the interest in beer education grow so much over the past 10 years,” says founder, Roger Mittag also known as the ‘Professor of Beer’ since 2002. “The passion to understand beer is unbelievable.”
Some breweries were given creative licence to brew what they saw would be a tribute to beer history and beer education for Prud’homme’s anniversary. These breweries, who have supported Prud’homme or hosted classes have created the great beers below:
- Great Lakes Brewery, Etobicoke – Professor’s Pale – Pale Ale
- Muskoka Brewery, Bracebridge – Von Bingen Lager – Hopped Lager
- Lake of Bays Brewery, Huntsville – Founding Father – Red Saison
- Rhythm & Brews, Cambridge – Louis, Louis – Lichtenhainer
- Royal City Brewing, Guelph – Thirst – Oat Pale Ale
- Peoples Pint, Toronto – Prud’homme Porter -1867 Porter
- Nickelbrook Brewing Co., Burlington – Açai Berry Sour
These beers are available at each participating brewery.
Prud’homme Beer Certification®’s goal is to develop beer experts who can deliver knowledge to consumers in a dynamic and entertaining manner. With over 12,000 graduates at various levels of the program, Prud’homme is changing the standard of expected beer quality and knowledge in the industry. Through beer education, beer quality and service will continue to become better, and in turn, help grow the industry.
“Our goals are to further entrench Prud’homme Beer Certification® as the standard in beer education across Canada,” says Mittag.
The Prud’homme program has four levels of beer education that focus on understanding brewing ingredients, sensory development, history of beer, proper service and handling of beer, the need for quality draught beer and the importance of beer and food pairings. Classes for all levels are run throughout the year in Ontario, with demand for classes continuing to grow in other provinces across the country. Registration can be done at www.tfkbeer.com