Online BJCP Exam Preparation Course

Overview

 

This is a series of 9 weekly workshops to prepare aspiring judges to sit for the Entrance Exam and the Beer Judging Exam of the Beer Judge Certificate Program (“BJCP”). The course will cover both beer judging and beer tasting knowledge.

Schedule

 

Course Date: 13th, May 2020, followed by every Wednesday 9 weeks. 

Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Week 1  Introduction to BJCP
Date & Time: 2020 - 05 - 13 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45

  • Technical Topics: Overview of BJCP Program │ Intro. To Beer Descriptors

  • Beer Styles: Group 1: Pale Lagers

  • Beer Descriptors: Lightstruck  │ DMS

Week 2 - Beer Judging
Date & Time: 2020 - 05 - 20 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45

  • Technical Topics: Beer Judging Procedures │ BJCP Scoresheets

  • Beer Styles: Pale Ale  │ Dark Ale

  • Beer Descriptors: Diacetyl  │ Acetaldehyde

Week 3 - Brewing Procedures
Date & Time: 2020 - 05 - 27 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45 

  • Technical Topics: Overview of Beer Production

  • Beer Styles: Group 2: Dark Lagers

  • Beer Descriptors: Earthy  │ Smokey  │ Astringent

Week 4 - Beer Ingredients: Malt

Date & Time: 2020 - 06 - 03 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45

  • Technical Topics: Malt │ Wort Production

  • Beer Styles: Group 3: European Pale Ales

  • Beer Descriptors: Oxidation: Papery  │ Sherry │ Nutty

Week 5 - Beer Ingredients: Hops
Date & Time: 2020 - 06 - 10 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45 

  • Technical Topics: Hops │ Kettle Procedures  │ Coldside Procedures

  • Beer Styles: Group 4: American-Influenced Pale Ales

  • Beer Descriptors: Cheesy  │ Grassy  │ Geraniol

Week 6 - Beer Ingredients: Yeast

Date & Time: 2020 - 06 - 17 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45

  • Technical Topics: Yeast │ Fermentation

  • Beer Styles: Group 5: Wheat Beers

  • Beer Descriptors: Esters  │ Phenols

Week 7 - Beer Ingredients: Water

Date & Time: 2020 - 06 - 24 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45

  • Technical Topics: Water Chemistry │ Brewing Liquor

  • Beer Styles: Group 6: Dark Ales

  • Beer Descriptors: Mineral  │ Salty

Week 8 - Troubleshoot & Feedbacks
Date & Time: 2020 - 07 - 08 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45 

  • Technical Topics: Recipe Formation │ Technical Feedback │ Stylistical Feedback

  • Beer Styles: Group 7: Strong Beers  │ Group 8: Belgian Strong Beers

  • Beer Descriptors: Musty  │ Solvent/Fusel  │ Sourness/Acidic

 

Week 9 -  Exam Preparation
Date & Time: 2020 - 07 - 15 (Wed) 19:30 - 20:45

  • Technical Topics: Recipe Formation │ Technical Feedback │ Stylistical Feedback

  • Beer Styles: Group 7: Strong Beers  │ Group 8: Belgian Strong Beers

  • Beer Descriptors: Musty  │ Solvent/Fusel  │ Sourness/Acidic

Week 10 -  Mock Beer Judging Exam & Debrief **
Date & Time: 2020 - 07 - 22 (Wed) 19:30 - 21:30

  • Mock Exam: Blind judging of 6 beers in exam setting

  • Debrief: BJCP proctors to share their feedback on the mock exam beers

  • Score Grading: BJCP proctors send graded scoresheets to participants by email

** The Mock Exam is only available to students who have purchased the Mock Exam or signed up for the sit-in BJCP Exam Preparation Course.  Students participating in the online version of the BJCP Exam Preparation Course can email info@hkbrewcraft.com to inquire on the fees and sign-up procedures if they wish to add on the Mock Exam services to their online course.  If you are an overseas participant, please also note that the Mock Exam is only hosted at HK Brewcraft in Hong Kong.  We do not offer overseas mock exam services at the moment.   

Instructors

 

The course will be taught by National BJCP judges (they are also exam proctors).

Language

 

The course will be conducted in English. All the study materials will be delivered in English – the official language for the exam held in Hong Kong.

Study Materials

 

HK Brewcraft BJCP course study pack which includes (delivered to your home
before your first zoom session):

- HK Brewcraft BJCP Course Schedule
- HK Brewcraft BJCP Course Syllabus
- BJCP Study Guide
- BJCP Beer Style Guideline
- HK Brewcraft Beer Tasting Guideline


*Delivery services are only available to students located in Hong Kong
*Registered students who are overseas will receive documentations in PDF
version via email


 

Registration & Payment

 

Registration: If you would like to sign up the online theory course, please click here to fill in the registration form and proceed with the payment. The payment link is also included in the registration form.

 

Course Fee: HKD4,200 for 9 sessions.

Early Bird Price (Before April 30th 2020): HKD3,800 for 9 sessions.