Explore the divers and fascinating universe of one of the oldest and most beloved beverages in the world, beer.  Explore its rich history, the art of brewing and the vast array of styles that make each beer unique.

Who’s it for?

  • Individuals who work with beer and need to understand the foundations of beer production and styles.
  • Companies that offer a portfolio of beers and want to learn the basics about beer styles and production methods
  • For those who wish to include a range of beers in their range

What’s covered?

  • Beer production methods and how they affect style and quality
  • Characteristics of a range of key beer styles
  • How to make food and beer pairing
  • How to store and serve beer
  • How to describe beers using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to tasting Beers (SAT®)

Exam WSET level 2 in Beer

  • This course ends with a 50-questions multiple-choice exam.
  • Those achieving 55% or more will receive the WSET® Level in 2 in Beer Certificate and lapel pin
  • The exam is offered on a 2-month basis at the location in Antwerp

How does the online course work?

  • Based around a five-week,six module online learning program with educator support available for this time.
  • The modules should be followed in sequential order during this 5-week window.
  • The course material should take about 30 hours in total to complete, plus revision time.
  • Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for success.
  • You can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course.
  • Each module includes a series of independent activities to help you understand the topics.
  • Tasting:
    • You will be advised to taste a range of beers during this study.
    • Beers are not included in the online course fee.
    • All the required beers for the course can be found in the Specification (see PDF in right-hand column)
    • Students can post their tasting notes in the WSET online classroom for review by the educator.

How does the classroom course work?

  • You follow 5 sessions of 3 hours on location where all key-beers are sampled and checked in an educational way whether you have understood the theory well.
  • It is important that you set aside at least 2 hours per week to prepare and repeat.
  • We see very good results with this way of working, but it is important that you also do the activities at home otherwise you will not understand the tasting sessions as well.
  • Tasting:
    • At least 30 beers are tasted during the lessons to test theory against practice. The are included in the course fee.


  • Online:
    • WSET online accredited educator
  • Classroom:
    • WineWise Educators

Your investment

Prices inclusive 21% VAT

  • Online: € 510
  • Classroom: € 710
  • In-company – price on demand
  • Extra cost for re-mote exam: € 75