The American Session Beer Column is a collaborative effort with Lew Bryson’s The Session Beer Project™, and aims to seek out the finest lower-alcohol brews from the West Coast and beyond. For these purposes, we consider a U.S. ‘session beer’ as being 4.5% ABV or less, flavorful enough to be interesting, balanced enough for multiple pints, [...]
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A number of people have asked me about taking the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Exam, frequently in the context of coming from a place like Ratebeer without homebrewing experience. Since I’m taking the exam this afternoon, it’s an appropriate time to reflect back on the last few months. [...]
You are currently studying for the Beer Judge Certification Program. You like beer. No, you LOVE beer, and you believe this love should develop into a long-term relationship founded on understanding and robust physical attachment. You’ve already decided that you want to take things to the next level. [...]