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BJCP Training Class

BJCP Training Class

Important info (TLDR):

  • What: 10–14 week BJCP Training Course to prepare for Beer Judging Exam
  • Where: Total Wine in St Matthews
  • When: First class is tentatively set for 1/16/24, with classes weekly
  • How much: $150

LAGERS is happy to announce that we will be putting on a BJCP training course in 2024. This course will last 10-14 weeks, meeting once a week. It will cover everything you need to know to take the BJCP Beer Judging Exam. The course will be administered by Craig Gardone, with help from many other BJCP judges from the area (and maybe some special guest teachers!).

The course will be $150, all of which will go towards purchasing beers for each style in the BJCP Style Guidelines. Any money left over will be refunded at the end of the class.

The first class is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th. We will meet at the Total Wine in St. Matthews in the classroom in the back of the store. Start time is 7pm, with classes lasting around 2 hours.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Even if you are just considering it, please email me ASAP so we can get an idea of how many folks are interested and make the necessary plans.

The only requirement for taking the Beer Judging Exam is that you have already passed the BJCP Beer Judge Entrance Examination. The entrance exam is a web-based entrance exam, which is pass/fail with multiple choice, true-false and multiple answer questions. This entrance exam must be passed to enable a prospective judge to register for the tasting exam. You can find more information about it here. The exam costs $10, or you can buy a three pack for $20 (highly recommended).

You can find more information about the BJCP and the Beer Judging exam here:

BJCP Entrance Exam

BJCP Exam Program Description

Studying for the Beer Exam