Beer Server Training for Brewpubs

This training guide and reference manual, created by the Brewpubs Committee, is intended to be used over and over.

It’s a resource that shows brewpub owners, managers and trainers how to pass along content, training and concepts to staff. The approaches suggested in the manual are based upon successful programs and the experience of those providing input for the creation of the manual.

When looking through the manual for the first time, note that there are sections dedicated to the reasons training beer service staff is so important, as well as the concepts behind a successful training program. Both will be useful for all pubs, from those building a program from the ground up to those giving an existing program a facelift.

Server Manual Tool Box

Manual: Download (18M)

Appendix A: Resources

Appendix B: Templates


Manual content was created by the Brewpub Server Training Manual Subcommittee: Larry Chase, Tom Dargen, Ginger Johnson, Cyrena Nouzille and Sebastian Wolfrum.

The collaborative author was Laura Lodge.

Beer Server Training Manual Instructor

Brewpub Server Training Manual Instructor

Tim Brady of Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

Brady has been passionate about craft beer since his first homebrewing experience 25 years ago. His front line experience in hospitality includes owner and operator of an inn, craft beer bar, campground, and entertainment complex as well as the brewery, restaurant, and biergarten at Whetstone Station in Brattleboro, Vt.

Brady shares his passion for beer, technology, and marketing as an active member of the Brewpubs Committee, a strategist with a Vermont marketing firm, and an instructor for the UVM Business of Craft Beer program. He also spends several months each year traveling the country in his Airstream, visiting breweries and pubs.

2018 Schedule

Organizations Locations Dates
Texas Craft Brewers Guild Annual Meeting Austin, TX Feb 18
South Carolina Brewers Guild Conference Charleston, SC March 10
Maine Brewers Guild Summit Portland, ME March 29
Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Conference Duluth, MN July 27
Brewers of Pennsylvania Symposium State College, PA Oct. 12
North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference Winston-Salem, NC  Nov. 6-8