This is a brand new group catered for people in the greater Chicago area looking to substantially increase their beer knowledge while having fun through group games, tasting, tours, and get-togethers. We will utilize many of the great study resources published by the Cicerone® Certification Program as tools of study (flash cards, malt samples, off-flavor kits, books, and more!) This Meetup is appropriate for anyone pursuing the Beer Server, Cicerone, or Advanced Cicerone® Certification as well those interested in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). Have no interest in obtaining a certification? We also welcome anyone that simply desires a deeper appreciation of the art, craft, and business of beer and brewing. Maybe you want to work at brewery or brewpub. Maybe you hope to open your own brewery someday. Perhaps you want to write for a beer magazine or blog. Maybe you just want to make more informed choices at your local beer store or brewery. Maybe you just want to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of beer. Meetups will be a mix of study games, tastings, brewery / brewpub trips and tours, beer trivia and many other beer-related events and presentations. You must be 21 or older to be a member of this Meetup.
Note: This Meetup has no formal affiliation with the Cicerone® Certification Program or Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).