Cicerone

Last year I head about the Cicerone program and did some studying and passed the exam to become a Certified Beer Server.  I wasn’t sure what to expect and I took the exam pretty seriously.  It actually covers a good deal of information about beer.  Although I’ve been to numerous brewery tours, I sometimes forget some of the details and steps.  Passing this test requires knowing brewing in depth.  Also covered on the test are proper beer storage and serving methods.  Ideally I want to buy beer from someone who knows how to store and serve beer well.  That really makes enjoying beer a positive experience.  I have to admit that at home I often use one of many traditional pint glasses I’ve picked up over the years from breweries I’ve visited, but after this test preparation I’m starting to use glassware more geared toward the beer I’m drinking.  And, finally, I greatly enjoyed reading the book, The Complete Beer Course, which covered countless beer styles.  So many styles, so little time.  If you think becoming a Cicerone Certified Beer Server is a snap, well, there’s a little bit more to it than that.  Check it out.  See how much you know about beer!

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