WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN ABOUT THE FULL DEPTH OF BEER & SPIRITS? Why, hands on, of course. And noses at the ready!

Knowledge and the dissemination of beer/brewing and distilling/spirits facts is near and dear to our hearts. We love to get down to the nitty-gritty of how to best understand different beers, malt beverages, spirits and more; how they’re made and where the flavors come from.

Our seminar offerings serve one main purpose. We instruct industry experts about things like quality control and sensory aspects of brewing and distilling. We host experts in various spirits topics for example and go on the road to cover relevant topics for brewers and distillers – mainly on the origin and sensory evaluation of flavors. Visit this page often to see what’s new.

[Seminars and events are listed below and application details are provided after the last Seminar/class listing.]

Find a Seminar or Event

  • GIN 2023

    Date: Tuesday, October 17–Friday, October 20

    Time: 9:00 - 5:00 pm

    Location: Lexington KY

    OUR FOURTH RUN GIN EXPERIENCE - A PROGRAM THAT HAS BECOME WELL KNOWN WORLDWIDE AND TAUGHT BY FIVE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERTS. WILL RUN OCTOBER 2023 AND THE INVITE WILL BE FOR MORE INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES TO APPLY FOUR out of a Maximum Placement of 16 now assured. New Brochure Here Soon.

How to Apply for a Course or Class at BDES

Read through the seminars and events details that we offer here.

Fill in a form  form and submit to us. gary@bdastesting.com  or tony@bdastesting.com.com

A quick video video clip shows the enrollment process. We will evaluate, taking into account the date received, the application.

Seminar/event attendee placement is on a first come, first served basis, and usually limited to 16-18 persons maximum.

An invoice will be issued, based on details supplied, to cover the seminar/event deposit (non-refundable unless the event program is postponed or cancelled).

A deposit, once received, will reserve your placement. About one month before the seminar or event starting date we will issue you with a final payment invoice. Once that payment is received you are set for that seminar, program event or book signing etc.

No refunds are offered at that time – however, if you cannot attend an event/seminar/program for any reason, you may send someone else along in your place or you may apply 75% of the attendance fee to a future offering.

Classes in Lexington or On The Road

For more on seminars and events contact Gary at gary@bdastesting.com or Tony:  tony@bdastesting.com

We run seminars/programs in Lexington and Tony Aiken and Gary are often invited, and on the road, to instruct live and on your stage at breweries and distilleries. Contact us for more information.