BJCP - Beer Judge Certification Program

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The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) is the principal organization that trains and certifies beer judging and evaluation skills in the US.

In addition to managing their judging exam schedule, they also maintain and publish Style Guidelines for the 28 categories of beer, mead, and cider.

CBM enthusiastically supports members in their effort to get BJCP-certified by offering the exam annually and subsidizing the cost of the exam.

Zymurgy Magazine has published some articles about judging in the past:

Sensory Analysis by John Palmer
So You Want To Be A Beer Judge by Gordon Strong
Think Like A Judge by Gordon Strong

Complete Beer Fault Guide by Thomas Barnes
Other Study Materials

Contact a BJCP-certified club member, or the VP-Education or VP-Competitions for more information.

BJCP Judges in CBM

Rob Adams (beer and mead)
Brian Beauchemin
Jen Blair
Roman Davis
Ben Dolphens
Joe Domm
Lauren Domm (mead only)
Philip Folse
Tom Henderson
Richard Lane
Bill Lynch
Douglas MacKay
Kevin Martin
Jeff Mason (beer and mead)
Steve Nance
Jason Randall
Teri Rogers
Michael Ruff
David Segletes
Bruno Wichnoski

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