Friday, March 9, 2012

Countdown to the BJCP Exam!

Liz and I have just 8 days to go until the BJCP exam on March 17th! We finished up the 12 week review course on Wednesday and are continuing madly studying for the exam. It didn't look like we were going to be able to take it, but a couple people dropped out and we were able to jump in. I'm very grateful for all the hardwork and efforts that Travis, Mike, Brett, Kim (as well as many others) put in to coordinating this review course. I've learned a tremendous amount about beer and brewing that would've taken me years to learn.

Our last class at Peter Zien from AleSmith give us some tips on the exam. It was an encouraging and helpful talk, although he did say "I suppose this test is slightly more fun than the Bar exam"! I'm looking forward to having my free time back in about a week since almost every spare moment is spent cramming classic commercial examples, world beer styles, history, ingredients, brewing problems, and brewing processes into my brain. At least it's on St Patty's day :=)


  1. Happy drinking/tasting/judging! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

  2. Thanks! I put in over 20 hours of studying this weekend and will be cramming every night this week.