Host of pub and bar operators adopt new cask e-learning programme: Cask Beer Uncovered, an e-learning programme that builds bar staff’s knowledge of cask beer, is already being actively promoted by 18 pub and bar operators including Stonegate Pub Company, which is rolling the programme out to about 500 of its top cask beer pubs. In the two months since the launch of Cask Beer Uncovered, more than 2,000 bar staff and interested consumers have registered for the programme. Individuals are completing the modules either via their operator’s training platform with CPL Online, or through the Cask Matters website. Paul Nunny, of Cask Matters, said: “We’re very pleased with this initial response to Cask Beer Uncovered, which puts us firmly on track to meet our goal of putting 100,000 people through the programme within three years.” The course is completely free of charge to retailers and their staff and represents a £2m investment by Cask Matters. Funding for the programme has come from: Adnams, Caledonian Brewing, Carlsberg UK, Daniel Thwaites, Fuller’s, Greene King, Marston’s Beer Company, Punch Partnerships, Frederic Robinson, Shepherd Neame, St Austell, Wadworth, Charles Wells, SIBA, CAMRA and Cask Marque. CPL Online has provided its internet platform to deliver the training.