Cask-conditioned Ale Support Campaign

(CASC)

Cellarmanship Scholarships

The Cask-Conditioned Ale Support Campaign announces cellarmanship training scholarships

Every year, the Cask-conditioned Ale Support Campaign (CASC), presenters of NERAX, sponsors two scholarships for cellarmanship training. Cellarmanship is the art of caring for and presenting cask-conditioned beers. The training consists of an overview of cask-conditioned beers including the history, benefits, and artisan nature of Real Ale. It will also teach the trainee how Real Ale is made and placed into the cask. The trainee will learn how to properly cellar it, set it up, vent it, tap it and finally serve it. Along the way the trainee will be taught the skills needed to know when the cask ale is ready to serve as well as if it is fit to serve.

We are accepting applications for 2015.

Jeff Charnick Cellarmanship Training Scholarship at NERAX

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Head Cellarman Randy Baril demonstrates how to properly serve a firkin on gravity tap.

The Jeff Charnick Cellarmanship Training Scholarship is named in honor of Jeff Charnick, one of the founders of CASC. Jeff was the brewmaster at one of the first brewpubs in the Boston area, Commonwealth Brewing. He served as Head Cellarman at NERAX for the first several years.

The training will take place during the week of the next New England Real Ale eXhibition (NERAX), held every spring, usually near the end of March. The trainee works along with our Head Cellarman to learn the intricacies of setting up, caring for, serving and take down of the cask-conditioned beers served at NERAX. Applicants should be prepared to set aside the whole week to cellaring at NERAX, from the Sunday before the festival to the Sunday afterward. A trainee who successfully completes the Jeff Charnik cellarmanship training course will be given a certificate from CASC, certifying their qualifications to handle cask-conditioned beer.

We are accepting applications now for 2015.

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CASC/CAMRA GBBF Cellarmanship Training Scholarship

The CASC/CAMRA GBBF Cellarmanship Training Scholarship is a joint scholarship sponsored by CASC and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The training will take place at the next Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) held in London every August. The trainee receives transportation to and housing in greater London in addition to a training course at the largest Real Ale festival in the world (featuring hundreds of different beers and ciders). This is a comprehensive course about putting on a Real Ale festival. Topics include finance, health & safety, quality control, facilities management, beer ordering & more. Applicants should expect to spend 2-3 hrs a day in classes, plus 12-14 on the floor at GBBF. A trainee who successfully completes the GBBF cellarmanship training course will be given a certificate from both CASC and CAMRA, certifying their qualifications to help run a cask-conditioned beer festival.

We are accepting applications now for 2015.

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