The syllabus for the Certified Beer Server exam was updated a couple months ago. It wasn’t a large overhaul, but there are some key things you need to know. If you already passed the Certified Beer Server exam, check out the updated information below to keep your skills sharp. If you’re getting ready to take the exam, you’re in luck—I already updated my study notes on this website to reflect the changes shown below. This post details the changes from Certified Beer Server Syllabus v3.1 to v3.2.
I studied for Certified Beer Server exam for a long time. I was busy with other things and wasn’t making it a priority. Midway through my studies, they changed the syllabus. Luckily for me, I took the exam before the new test was effective. Luckily for you, I already updated my study notes on this website to reflect the changes shown below. This post details the changes from Certified Beer Server Syllabus v2.0 to v3.x.
TRANSCRIPT: Hey guys, this is Nathan Pierce here to talk with you about Beer Exam School and how to pass the Certified Beer Server exam the first time.
I’ve received some questions about what the Certified Beer Server exam is, who administers the exam, and how to take the exam. So here’s a quick post to cover some of those points all in one place.
It’s been a while since I passed the Certified Beer Server exam, and I’m still super excited. Here are 3 thoughts on the experience.
Pairing beer with food
As a Certified Beer Server, you will often serve beer to be enjoyed with food. Ultimately, pairing beer with food comes down to personal preference. There are some guidelines that will help you select beer to be paired with any food.
Beer ingredients and brewing processes
Providing excellent beer service is more than pouring a beer, or even helping a customer select the right beer. You must be able to talk intelligently about the product and how it was made. You must know at least a little about beer ingredients and brewing processes.
Now we’re down to the last 2 parts of the syllabus. Today we’re starting Part 4 of the Certified Beer Server Syllabus: Beer Ingredients and Brewing Processes. The syllabus has just one section for this part, which includes: grains, hops, yeast, and water. It looks like a lot of material for one section; I’ll try and fit it into one post.
Beer is a perishable food product. There are many ways that beer can become contaminated before it arrives at your business, or it can just get too old. It is important to be able to identify “off” flavors so you know when to get the customer a replacement.
Identify normal flavors of beer and their source
The aromas and flavors in beer come from its ingredients. It’s not only the ingredients, but how they’re prepared and used in the recipe. This section discusses the three (4) main components of beer and what aromas and flavors they produce.