Virtual Beer School

A 12-session interactive online prep course for the Certified Beer Server exam

From April 8th, 2021

Course Syllabus

[April – June 2021]

Virtual Beer School is a 12-session interactive online course to help prepare attendees for the Cicerone® Certification Program’s Certified Beer Server exam.

The exam covers the fundamentals of beer flavour and evaluation, beer ingredients, beer styles, and how to best store and serve beer.

There are several different syllabi available (US, UK, International, etc.). As we will have attendees from several different countries, we will be using the International Syllabus as our guide.

All topics will be covered, however, they will not be covered in the order of the syllabus.

Find a weekly breakdown of the topics to be covered below:

Session 1: April 8th – Ingredients: Grains, Water; Flavours: Malt & Grain

Session 2: April 15th  – Ingredients: Hops, Yeast; Flavours: Hops & Fermentation

Session 3: April 22nd – Beer Flavour & Evaluation

Session 4: April 29th – Beer Styles: Understanding styles & style parameters

Session 5: May 6th – Beer Styles by Region: UK (7 styles)

  • Styles include: Best Bitter, English IPA, British Brown Ale, Sweet Stout (allergen warning: contains milk/lactose), Oatmeal Stout, Irish Stout, Wee Heavy

Session 6: May 13th – Beer Styles by Region: Germany (7 styles)

  • Styles include: Kölsch, Munich Helles, German Pils, Czech Premium Pale Lager, Märzen, Helles Bock, Doppelbock

Session 7: May 20th – Beer Styles by Region: Germany (3 styles) + Belgium (4 styles)

  • Styles include: German Weissbier, Berliner Weisse, Gose, Belgian Witbier, Gueuze, Fruit Lambic, Flanders Red

Session 8: May 27th – Keeping & Serving Beer: Beer storage & draught systems; Beer Flavour & Evaluation: Off-flavours

Session 9: June 3rd – Beer Styles by Region: Belgium & France (5 styles)

  • Styles include: Belgian Blond Ale, Belgian Dubbel, Belgian Tripel, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Saison

Session 10: June 10th – Beer Styles by Region: USA & International (7 styles)

  • Styles include: American Light Lager, International Pale Lager, American Wheat Beer, American Blonde Ale, American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale, American IPA

Session 11: June 17th – Beer Styles by Region: USA (7 styles)

  • Styles include: New England IPA, Double IPA, American Barleywine, American Brown Ale, American Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout

Session 12: June 24th – Keeping & Serving Beer: Serving bottled & draught beer, Beer glassware

Please note: This course is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone® Certification Program.

Discovering Beer is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone® Certification Program.

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