About This Course

This course includes 90+ minutes of video

From breaking down beer styles for customers to pouring and caring for draft lines, Engert lays out his approach to world-class beer service in this video course. Among other topics, Engert covers: 

  • the most effective ways to talk about beer
  • careful intentionality for breaking down beer flavors vs beer styles
  • building a beer menu
  • serving draft, bottle, and canned products
  • operations behind the bar
  • draft systems
  • and much more

This course is outstanding for anyone who pours or drinks beer, not just professionals. It dives into beer flavor and service in a more nuanced, intentional way than seen before.


Greg Engert is beer director of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, with 20 bars and restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area and New York City. Among beer enthusiasts, he is best known as the force behind the famous ChurchKey beer bar, Bluejacket brewery, the Sovereign restaurant, and more.

Greg Engert

Beer Director, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Course curriculum

  • 01


    Show Content
    • Welcome to My Course

    • Understanding a Craft Beer Menu

    • Example ChurchKey Draft List

  • 02

    Defining Beer Flavors & Styles

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    • Crisp

    • Hop

    • Malt

    • Roast

    • Smoke

    • Fruit & Spice

    • Tart & Funky

    • Behind the Bar: Tell Me a Story

  • 03

    Serving Beer

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    • Service Temperature

    • What is Flavor?

    • Warmer Service Temperatures

    • Glassware

    • How Clean Is Your Glassware?

    • Bottle & Can Service

    • Draft Service

    • Patience for a Pint: The Art and Science of the Slow Pour

    • Behind the Bar: Pouraphernalia

  • 04

    Behind the Bar

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    • Service Systems Behind the Bar

    • Walk-In Cooler + Draft System

    • Keeping Your Draft Lines Clean

  • 05

    Thank You

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    • Wrap Up

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