09 May 2013 @ 12:25 PM 

Announcing the 3rd Mystery Beer Class/Cicerone Prep Group


It’s back again! This little course began as the idea to make a Certified CiceroneTM study group for an upcoming exam, but others wanted to take it to just learn about beer, and it sounded like a great idea. Now, by popular demand, it’s back for a third time.

This time, we’ll have the advantage of experience under our belt, and we’ll have a much more focused class. If enough people in the class are interested in the Certified CiceroneTM exam, we will do our best arrange to have an exam offered nearby soon afterward, however the course covers material well above and beyond the CiceroneTM exam. I don’t teach to the test – I want people to understand all aspects of beer.

Here’s a loose syllabus:

Week 1: Intro, Beer Ingredients, How to Taste Beer, style tastings.
Week 2: Hot-side of Brewing (from milling through mashing, boiling and lautering), Off-flavor tasting.
Week 3: Cold-side of Brewing (yeast and fermentation), style tastings.
Week 4: Post-fermentation brewery-side handling (clarification, filtration, souring, and conditioning). Off-flavor tasting.
Week 5: Beer packaging, shipment, storage, and aging. Style tastings.
Week 6: Serving beer: draught systems, casks, bottles, glassware, and the rest. Off-flavor tastings.
Week 7: Style history and tastings.
Week 8: Beer and food. Questions, and review. Style tastings.

The class will run Monday evenings starting at 7PM at Mystery Brewing Public House at 230 South Nash Street in Hillsborough, NC starting on June 3rd. There will be at least one week off through the course (July 4th week). Syllabus will be set by the time the first class starts.

Join us! We will have a maximum enrollment of 18 people, the course costs $150. Payment is due on the first day of class.

Pre-Requisites: None, but you’ll probably be happier if you are at least somewhat familiar with beer or are a Certified Beer ServerTM.

Questions? E-mail me at Mystery Brewing Company.

Use this form to save your seat. Since there are limited seats, please only reserve a seat if you mean to use it.

Tags Categories: cicerone Posted By: erik
Last Edit: 09 May 2013 @ 12 25 PM


Responses to this post » (7 Total)

  1. Lara says:

    Hey Erik–The Eventbrite site is not working–it links to last year’s class! Paul and I are very interested, as you know…

  2. Lara says:

    I figured it out, I am a dumbass. Disregard please!

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