Training Course for the Beer Professional #1: Course Overview @ Total Wine St Pete

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Training Course for the Beer Professional #1: Course Overview @ Total Wine St Pete

April 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Certified Cicerone exam is a challenging endeavor for the beer professional. The study guide is overwhelming and there are few resources that cover all of the material. This class aims to reduce the noise and direct the focus of those preparing for the exam.

Join us as two Certified Cicerones guide you through the essential study materials, best practices, and recommend a timeline for your studies. This overview class is essential to understanding the weeks ahead on 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6, and 6/20 as we continue to prepare and visit various locations!

This course has 6 sessions for the cost. While the majority of events will occur on premise at our store, we do have a few off site trainings. So please see the schedule outline below!

Cost: $100 person / 6 training courses
Register here.

4/11 – Program Overview at Total Wine
Location: Total Wine & More St. Petersburg

The overview in the description above. This class will kick off the studying program and get you level set to take the Certified Cicerone Exam!

4/25 – Beer Styles at Total Wine
Styles comparisons, classics, using BJCP recommendations
Location: Total Wine & More St. Petersburg

Establishing best practices in tasting and comparing beer styles is essential to your Certified Cicerone studies. In this class we will discuss focused tasting technique while sampling a variety of classics, establish a pattern for your tasting development, and discuss the style guidelines as defined by the BJCP.

5/9 – Draft Systems and Service at Pour Taproom
Location: Pour Taproom 225 2nd Ave n, St Petersburg, FL 33701

This off-site class will be held at The Brass Tap in Tyrone Mall. We will see and discuss draft systems, their maintenance, and how they are used to properly pour beer. We will also discuss how the improper maintenance and use of this equipment can lead to off-flavors. Proper bottle service will also be demonstrated.

5/23 – Brewing on site at Flying Boat Brewing
Location: Flying Boat Brewing 1776 11th Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL

Understanding the brewing process and equipment is a significant part of the exam. This off-site class will be hosted by Flying Boat’s Head brewer who will lead our group through the brewery and identify a wide variety of equipment and discuss day to day operations.

6/6 – Beer and Food Pairing at Locale
Location: Locale Markett / FarmTable Cucina – 179 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL

Beer and food pairing is a major component in the essay portion of the exam. In this off-site class hosted by Local Market in downtown St Pete will be guided through several pairing experiments.

6/20 – Off Flavors at Total Wine
Location: Total Wine & More St. Petersburg

Identifying off-flavors and knowing their possible sources is a critical component of becoming a Certified Cicerone®. We will use the knowledge we’ve learned in the previous classes and put it into context as we sample a variety of spiked beers. We will use the same beer and off-flavor spikes that the exam will use and we will discuss how best to prepare for the sample portion.


April 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Total Wine St Pete
4880 Park St N
St Petersburg, FL 33709 United States
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