International Certification
Kiesbye Beer Sommelier

Become a beer expert comfortably, flexibly and inexpensively from home. Learn when and from where you want and have to complete freedom. With unique, interactive tools and a comprehensive starter package delivered to your home, you too will soon be brewing enthusiasm!


Since January 2020: Kiesbye Beer Sommelier Online Course

Kiesbye is your specialist beer academy when it comes to beer sommelier training. With the know-how of the best speakers for brewing technology, beer culture and beer knowledge, you will soon become a professional expert in relation to beer.


Try our Beer Sommelier Online Course for free with no time limit. You will find an essence of the scripts, movie and animation examples, some fun homework and much more.

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The full course is in English. In addition to extensive scripts, you will also find „Special Beer Culture Moments“ to try out for yourself at home, exciting homework exercises, further documents in the literature archive, various instructional films, bonus material, weekly, voluntary LIVE sessions and streamings, as well as midterm exam assignments for self-monitoring.


The individual learning modules can be completed at your own personal learning pace. Successful completion of the final exam entitles you to carry the certified title of „Beer Sommelier“ and is considered a recognized beer base training for further study to become a renowned Diploma Beer Sommelier.


Your online course

You can join at any time, the duration of the online course is usually 3 – 6 weeks. The course is to be completed within 365 days, after successful completion the account remains open for another 100 days.


Course and exam fees

950,- net (exkl. VAT.)


Further study for the diploma title – the highest level – DIPLOMA BEER SOMMELIER

If you would like, you can complete an additional advanced course at the original academy location in the Salzburg lake country to the Diploma Beer Sommelier and thus climb the highest, internationally recognized level! Come to the founder of the beer sommelier movement worldwide.

Advanced course: 1650,- net (excl. VAT)


After registering for the full version of the Beer Sommelier Online Course, you will receive your personal access code for entering the online academy by e-mail after a few minutes.

In the full version of the Beer Sommelier Online Course you will receive:


  • a script of more than 500 pages
  • various „special beer culture moments“ for interactive learning involving friends or relatives
  • numerous films (>350min), picture galleries, literature archive, live zoom-meetings
  • interactive homeworks
  • test questions for each module, which must be passed sufficiently to move on to the next module
  • weekly virtual get-togethers with other students
  • regular, voluntary live sessions (e.g. tasting beer mistakes and international beer styles together) from the Kiesbye Beer Culture House
  • consultation hours with our lecturers
  • a comprehensive starter package
  • Certificate with the title „Beer Sommelier“ from a state-approved school
  • Upgrade to the patent-protected title „Diploma Beer Sommelier“!


In addition, you will experience the campus feeling through live sessions in our academy, the campus forum in the course area, the virtual student regulars‘ table and consultation hours with course instructors.


6 modules bring you compactly on a knowledge course through the modern beer world.

The subject areas are: psychology and physiology of the beer consumer, history of the beer production, the raw materials and technology of the beer production, basics of sensory analysis, national beer styles, beer serving, beer etiquette, beer menu, beer cellar and last but not least beer and food combinations.


Modules are to be taken in sequence and are completed by a multiple-choice test. Jump in at any time and choose your own pace of learning.


If instead of the certificate „Kiesbye Beer Sommelier“ you even want to achieve the internationally recognized title „Diploma Beer Sommelier“ (for those who don’t do things by halves), which is protected by trademark law, you can continue after the online course.

Take our specially designed advanced course with 5 days of attendance at the Kiesbye Bierkulturhaus. With concentrated practice on site in one of the most beautiful regions of Austria.


The diploma honor takes place at a joint graduation ceremony and allows entry into the official graduate association of Diploma Beer Sommeliers, the largest network of beer connoisseurs worldwide!

Dates and more information to the advanced course you will find only in the internal area of the Beer Sommelier Online International Course.