BJCP Training

ASH hosts several levels of BJCP training and judge education. If you are interested in becoming on BJCP-credentialed judge or just want to learn more about beer styles and sensory analysis, check out the information below.

BJCP – Tasting Exam Prep Course
There will be a tasting exam prep course that meets about eight times during the 2-3 months before each tasting exam. The cost will be $5 per class.

Class topics will include:

  • Beer Style Education
  • Sensory and off-flavor training
  • Beer faults and corrective actions
  • BJCP Score Sheet Best Practices
  • Practice judging beer
  • Tips and Tricks for increasing your exam score
  • Suggested “homework” (aka drinking different beer styles and writing score sheets)

2017 BJCP Class Schedule – See events calendar for time and location

09/30/17 – BJCP Overview and the Judging Process
10/14/17 – Anatomy of a Scoresheet and Completeness
10/28/17 – Fall Classic Judging
11/18/17 – Vocabulary and Descriptors
12/02/17 – Scoring Guide
12/16/17 – Flaws and Constructive advice
01/05/18 – Examines & Current judges – Off flavors class
01/06/18 – Examines & Current judges – practice exam
01/20/18 – BJCP Exam

BJCP – Tasting Exam (limited to 12 seats)
To sign up for the tasting exam, fill out this form.

BJCP  Written Exam

The BJCP Written exam is offered quarterly and available to judges with a tasting score of 80 or higher and 10 judging points (or a current national-rank judge). If you are interested in taking the written exam, fill out this form.

BJCP Mead Exam

If you are interested, please fill out this form. There will be a mead exam prep course leading up the exam.