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Newcastle bar looks to educate students with relaunched “Beer School”

Brewdog-International-Arms-RaceA CITY bar is to try and teach students about booze with the re-launch of it’s “Beer School” sessions.

Freshers from Newcastle University are being invited to take part in the first of the new events, at BrewDog Newcastle on Dean Street.

“It’s a shame that many young people in Britain are woefully undereducated about beer and alcohol, and this definitely has a part to play in the alcohol abuse we see amongst young people, especially students,” said bar manager Helen Davison.

“What we hope to do with this beer school is to get students to fall in love with good beer, not the massively watered down version mainstream brands have forced down their throats through advertising.

“For many new students in Newcastle, this will be the first time they’ll be able to drink without parental supervision and we want to make sure they are approaching this freedom with a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for the various styles of beer and the many ways the beautiful drink can be enjoyed.

“We hope the beer school inspires a new crop of craft beer enthusiasts, home brewers and future beer entrepreneurs.”

The “school,” at 3pm on Thursday, September 26, will take students through the process of brewing beer, tell them about career opportunities in the beer industry and “cultivate a responsible approach to the consumption of alcohol.”

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