Hospitality, Tourism & Events Wine, Spirits, Sake & Coffee
This programme is suitable for those beer enthusiasts for social and leisure purposes; as well as others who wish to work in the craft beer business, in different aspects ranging from production, marketing, retail, wholesale to hospitality.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
- Describe the basic ingredients of craft beer;
- Illustrate the key stages in craft beer brewing process;
- Explain the style, flavour and quality of craft beer produced by different breweries;
- Outline the key principles and equipment involved in the storage and serving of craft beer; and
- Identify the emerging trends of craft beer and its related business opportunities.
WHY HKU SPACE?
- Students can taste at least 40 different styles of beers and craft beers from Hong Kong and other countries.
- Unique site visits to two local craft beer breweries, allowing students to understand the craft beer brewing procedures and taste fresh craft beers.
- In the visit to a craft beer bar, students will be able to compare different styles of craft beers and pair them with snacks in the bar.
- Our beer course is taught by a craft beer brewery owner and a craft beer judge.
- All beers are carefully and impartially selected from different recognized beer suppliers to suit the genuine needs of the courses.
This programme consists of 32 face-to-face teaching hours, including 21 Lecture hours and 11 hours for visits to craft beer breweries and craft beer bar (with food and craft beer pairing).
Brief introduction of Beer and Craft Beer
Basic Ingredients of Craft Beer
|Craft Beer Brewing Process (Hot Side)
|Craft Beer Brewing Process (Cold Side)
Craft Beer Appreciation – Tasting Techniques
Craft Beer Brewery – Startup and Operation
Craft Beer Business and Bar Operation
ASSESSMENT AND AWARDS
|Type of Assessment
Part A - Theory (70%):
Multiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Questions
Part B - Blind Tasting (30%):
Blind Tasting of 2 Craft Beers - Description and assessment of 2 Craft Beers and answer Short Questions
Note: Students may apply to resit the Exam if they are unsuccessful, subject to a fee.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the Certificate for Module (Craft Beer Brewing and Appreciation) within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
HKU SPACE Wine Alumni Association (WAA)
Students are eligible to be a member of HKU SPACE Wine Alumni Association (WAA) after completion of the course. On a regular basis, the executive committee will post the latest updates and promotional materials on the availability of the seminars and events, discounts and offers on the Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hkuspacewaa; Email will also be sent for information.
Life Membership Fee is HK$200 to current students and alumni of all HKU SPACE wine/spirits/sake/beer programmes. Majority of WAA events are hosted by leading figures in the wine industry. All events are exclusive to members, and sometimes with their guests.
- Wine tastings
- Wine dinners
- Master classes
- Wine seminars
- Idea sharing programmes
Modules & Class Details
|2155-1752AW (Confirmed Class)
Date and Time
30 November; 7, 14, 21 December 2023; 11, 18, 25 January 2024 (Thursday)
7:00pm - 10:00pm
1st brewery visit: 4 January 2024 (Thursday)
10:00am - 4:00pm (1-hour lunch break included)
2nd brewery visit and bar visit: 1 February 2024 (Thursday)
TBC (daytime - 3 hours brewery visit & 3 hours bar visit)
Perry Lam, Thomas Lau, Kenneth Ho, Nick Ho
8 February 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm
|15 November 2023
- The programme team reserves the right to change the above timetable if necessary.
- All classes are subject to sufficient enrolment.
Our beer Teacher
Mr. Perry Lam
Perry is a young entrepreneur and the Founder of H.K. Lovecraft, and he has great passion and in-depth knowledge towards craft beer. During his education at the Military College of South Carolina, U.S., he was able to experience the Craft Beer Movement in the U.S., where he developed his interest and passion for beer. He then went to the renowned institution, the World Brewing Academy, to learn everything about beer brewing and he was qualified as a Master Brewer in Germany and United States. At H.K. Lovecraft, Perry demonstrates his dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism for beer brewing, and he hopes to bring his learned art and craft of beer to Hong Kong, so that the Hong Kong community can enjoy fresh beer brewed locally.
Mr. Thomas Lau
Thomas is one of the pioneers of Craft Beer in Hong Kong and has been involved in the industry for over 10 years. He has been recognized by some media as the “Godfather of Craft Beer in Hong Kong” since he is a key member of the Craft Beer movement in recent years.
He established his first Craft Beer bar in town 11 years ago and eventually turned into an importer himself to bring in Craft Beers from all over the world. His establishment won numerous awards, including the ‘Top 10 Beer Bars in Asia’ nominated by CNN Travel, and it is the only one from Hong Kong to appear on that list!
In pursuit of his passion, Thomas not only travels the world to hone his knowledge but also he is the first person in Hong Kong to become the “Certified Beer Server” by the Cicerone Certification Program. Since 2014, he has gained recognition as an international beer judge representing Hong Kong, and judged in many international beer competitions in Japan, Taiwan, Mainland China, and Australia.
Thomas kept promoting craft beer in Hong Kong. He is a founding board member of the ‘Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong’ and also serves as its past president; and he also attended and planned regional and international conferences, such as the “Great Hong Kong Craft Beer Festival” at PMQ in 2018. Currently, he continues his beer journey by visiting various breweries, talking to industry people around the world whenever there is an opportunity, gaining new knowledges and making friends along the way.
Mr. Kenneth Ho
Kenneth is the co-founder of beer community Hong Kong Beer Geeks and board member of Hong Kong Craft Beer Association, an active member aiming to connect the beer industry with beer drinkers. Dedicated to spreading the craft beer culture, he has been teaching beer courses from appreciation, food pairing to Home brewing. He is also a certified BJCP Judge for different competitions in Hong Kong and beyond. He is also a co-owner of the local bottleshops Cave Beer Point and Craft Logic. With his spoiled palate in experience with thousands of good beers, he loves judging which helps connecting all beer lovers around the world.
Mr. Nick Ho
Nick is one of the key persons in craft beer industry in Hong Kong. He is the founder of “Beer Geeks Generation”, co-founder of beer community “HK Beer Geeks”. Also, he has been the board member of “Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong” for over 5 years. Dedicated to promoting the craft beer culture, Nick was an instructor of beer appreciation and food pairing workshops and was often invited to offer beer lectures. He is also the beer advisor of “Malt & Spirits Magazine” in 2017. Nick is a certified BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) Judge and he is also one of the beer panel chairs in Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, with numerous judging experiences in many international beer competitions in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Singapore etc.
Fee & Entry Requirements
- HK$8,800 per programme inclusive of:
1. learning materials in English
2. at least 40 different types of beers and craft beers for tasting
3. visit to two craft beer breweries
4. visit to a craft beer bar (with food and craft beer pairing)
Applicants shall be aged at least 18 years or above, and do not have any health problems that make them unfit for beer tasting.
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Certificate for Module (Craft Beer Brewing and Appreciation)
證書 (單元 : 手工啤酒之釀造及鑑賞)
|COURSE CODE 43C143013
|Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Certificate for Module (Craft Beer Brewing and Appreciation)
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