Virtual Beer School

Virtual Beer School gives everyone the opportunity to learn more about beer and show what they know

through live, interactive “classroom-style” online courses led by Beer Sommelier & Advanced Cicerone® Natalya Watson.


VIRTUAL BEER SCHOOL: LEVEL 1

A live, interactive online prep course for the Certified Beer Server exam. 

VIRTUAL BEER SCHOOL: LEVEL 2

A live, interactive online prep course for the written portion of the Certified Cicerone exam.

Please note: The cost of the exam is not included in the cost of the course. Virtual Beer School is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program.

Hear what past students have to say

“Loved this course”

I absolutely loved this course! Nat is a great teacher and is very good about introducing new beer concepts/ styles in a very approachable manner.

VBS attendee, Dec 2020

“Would recommend”

 Brilliant course, presented in an informative and engaging way… I would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning more about beer!

VBS attendee, April 2021

“Absolutely fantastic”

Absolutely fantastic course! Loved the interaction with the other students. Natalya is a great teacher with a wealth of information about all things beer!

VBS attendee, April 2022

Find more course reviews here.

Natalya Watson (aka @beerwithnat)

Meet your educator: Natalya Watson

Virtual Beer School is brought to you by Natalya Watson, an award-winning beer educator, Beer Sommelier and Advanced Cicerone®.

Learn more about Natalya and what inspired her to set up Virtual Beer School here.

What sets Virtual Beer School apart?

Live time in the classroom with Natalya

This is a live, interactive “classroom-style” online course. Each week, you’ll meet online with Natalya and your fellow classmates for a lesson, followed by time for questions and discussion.

Prep for an industry-leading qualification

Get a great foundation in beer and the confidence to show what you know through the Cicerone Certification Program, if interested. (Note: the cost of the exam is not included in the course cost.)

Become part of a vibrant community

Community-building and connecting fellow beer lovers – both inside and outside the classroom – is a key aim of the course and one of the highlights for many past students.

Meet the VBS community:
  • 300+ beer lovers across the UK & beyond
  • Connect on social
  • Chat in the online forum
  • Join for an in-person meet-up

Get to know your fellow VBS alum on the community page here.

Virtual Beer School gives everyone the opportunity to learn more about beer and show what they know.

Online beer education brought to you by Natalya Watson, award-winning beer educator, Beer Sommelier & Advanced Cicerone®.

Virtual Beer School is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program.