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    Studying for the BJCP Exam

    So you want to become a beer judge? Good for you! Not only will you be helping yourself by expanding your knowledge of beer, brewing and sensory evaluation but you’ll be helping others improve their brewing as well. An admirable goal! But how do you go about becoming a beer judge? You must first...
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    Vertical Tasting...It's a Thing

    Can drinking three beers with a friend be a huge event that was years in the making? Recently this was the case. A friend and I got together to have a few bottles of Firestone Walker Parabola, which is a bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial stout (mouthful ain't it? The taste is even more so...
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    Drink Like A Beer Judge

    When people find out I'm a beer judge, they usually have a wide array of responses. Anything ranging from "Lucky you! Free beer!" to "Aren't all beers the same?" to "What's that supposed to mean?" Sometimes there are even people who are aware of beer judging and have negative opinions of...
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    How to Better Describe Your Beer - A Simple Framework

    How can we have a conversation with someone about beer when all taste is subjective? Tastes vary wildly. Some people love fish and some can't even stand the smell. Some people can drink scorching hot sauce by the bucket while others wince at medium salsa. Although taste is subjective, there is...
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    Getting to Know Your Beer

    Have you ever wondered if there is more to the beer drinking experience than whether you can describe the beer as good or bad? It takes a good bit of time and not a small amount of study to become truly proficient at evaluating beer, but in my humble opinion it is well worth the effort...
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    Getting to Know Your Beer

    Have you ever wondered if there is more to the beer drinking experience than whether you can describe the beer as good or bad? It takes a good bit of time and not a small amount of study to become truly proficient at evaluating beer, but in my humble opinion it is well worth the effort...
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    Developing Your "Beer-Sense"

    I've always admired people who are so familiar with their medium that they can create masterpieces in their minds before even touching anything - like how Beethoven could compose entire symphonies in his head or how Nikola Tesla could design and run tests on his inventions using only his...
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