Cask-conditioned Ale Support Campaign


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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In 2014, Rob Gonzales was the recipient of the CASC/CAMRA GBBF Cellarmanship Training Scholarship of 2014. Rob is the general manager at the Coat of Arms Pub in Portsmouth NH. After receiving his training, Rob expanded the cask program from three handpumps to five, serving a rotation of local brewers and guest beers.

In 2013 Shahin Khojastehzad was the recipient of the CASC/CAMRA GBBF Cellarmanship Training Scholarship of 2013. Shahin has been enjoying cask ale from an early (legal) age at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine and has followed that by imbibing Real Ale in public houses across the world. Currently, Shahin is a bar manager at Novare Res Bier Cafe in Portland and has been indispensable in helping with the Cask @ Novare beer festival held in the autumn.