Welcome to Beer Exam School! — FREE study resources for the Certified Beer Server exam

What is this?

Beer Exam School is a study guide for the Certified Beer Server exam. It has all of my study notes and flashcards that I used to pass the Certified Beer Server exam the first time. This course is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone® Certification Program.

START HERE with the first lesson to study along with me toward the Certified Beer Server exam.

See the table of contents on the Certified Beer Server page, for a list of all of my study notes for this exam. My notes align with the different chapters of the Certified Beer Server syllabus.

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What was changed in Certified Beer Server Syllabus v3.2?

February 28, 2018.

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Who are you?

I’m Nathan Pierce. I quit my job and got a crazy idea to start a brewery (pivot to cidery) here on California’s Central Coast. To learn more about beer, to enhance my resume, and to better communicate with people in the industry, I took the exam for Certified Beer Server.

Certified Beer Server is the first level of the Cicerone® Certification Program. It’s just a 60-question exam online, but the syllabus is challenging and there was a lot that I didn’t know yet.

After passing the exam, a Certified Beer Server will know anything about serving beer including:

  • Storage and pouring
  • Keeping clean lines
  • Styles of beer
  • Brewing process
  • and lots more

Honestly, I had been planning to take this exam for months. Then this website seemed like a great tool to hold myself accountable, organize my thoughts, and help others who are studying for the Certified Beer Server exam.

And now I’m done, so you can use the exact study notes and flashcards that I used to pass the exam the first time…



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