Ok we’re moving on to part 2 of the Certified Beer Server Syllabus: Beer Styles. First, we’ll learn a basic understanding of beer styles. The next section will explain both the qualitative and quantitative parameters of beer styles. Finally, we’ll learn a little about the history and culture of styles and dig into the styles by region.
Serving draft beer
The place you work might have some beer in a bottle and others on tap. Serving beer on tap is easy and simple, but don’t make a very common and pretty gross mistake.
Serving bottled beer
The customer has chosen a beer that you carry in a bottle. Good beer service for bottled beer starts with storage and carries through to actually presenting the glass to the customer. In addition to storage and presentation, there are best practices for opening a bottle, and pouring the beer into a glass. All of it is important for excellent bottle service.
What do they say about food, presentation is everything? Presentation is also a large part of excellent beer service. Before the customer tastes her beer, before she even smells her beer, she will see her beer in the glass.
A large part of providing beer service is dealing with draft beer systems. This section is an introduction to draft beer systems. We talk about the main parts of a draft system, basic operations, simple troubleshooting, and a little bit about system maintenance.
Providing great beer service starts even before you meet the customer. Great beer service requires great beer, of course. To make sure that the beer you’re serving is the best that it can be, be sure that you properly store all of your beer at all times.
It is important to be a responsible beverage server to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We the servers, or our employer, could be held liable for the actions of our drunk customers. This section outlines what I learned in Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBS).
Ok, so now we’re getting into the actual Certified Beer Server exam materials.
This section of my study notes covers Part I. A. Purchasing and Accepting Beer. This section is about the three-tier system for alcohol distribution in the U.S.
Before even taking the Certified Beer Server exam, I will have to correctly answer 5 questions about the Cicerone® Certification Program.
They’re probably going to be super basic questions, but I don’t know what they are. So here’s an overview of the Cicerone® Certification Program.
Wow! I can’t believe it was way back in May that I published my first post on this site. And still I haven’t even started studying for the Certified Beer Server exam!