It is our intention to hold Beer Judge Certification Program classes and exams annually.  The class typically consists of ten evening sessions and concludes with the official BJCP exam.




Check out the BJCP website for all things related to the Beer Judge Certification Program, including study guides, style guidelines, competition forms, etc. You might want to consider signing up for the BJCP JudgeNet list-serve to discuss and read about beer judging and competition information.


Here are some great links to help you prepare for the test:


BJCP Beer Style Guidelines: One of the most important parts of the BJCP is the collection of detailed style guidelines. Here is where you can quickly look up the specifics on any style.


BJCP Exam Study Guide:  From the BJCP website.


How to Judge Beer:  A one page introduction to judging  beer and completing the BJCP scoresheet.  Perfect for the new judge.  Written by Grand Master Judge Peter Garofalo.


So you want to be a beer judge?:  (PDF) Introduction to Judging article from Zymurgy, July/August 2004.


Tasty Brew Beer Style Quiz:
The Tasty Brew web site has a nice quiz program that tests your knowledge of gravities, ABV and IBU’s.





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