Is Your Beer Digestible?

What are some ways you describe beer? There are a lot of terms you hear all the time: malty, hoppy, sour, session, dark, heavy, etc. Descriptions help us talk about the beer we’re drinking. But have you ever said your beer was digestible? Yep, it’s a thing, especially in Belgium. Belgian brewers make use of … Read more…

I’m Always Happy with Improvement

I took the written and oral components of the Advance Cicerone exam (for the second time) in Dallas in mid-October 2016 (that post is here). In my February 2016 attempt, I got a 78, two points short of passing (read about that here and here). This time I got a 79! Yes, just one point … Read more…

Oops, I Did It Again

You know Einstein’s definition of insanity, right? “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Well call me crazy. I retook the Advanced Cicerone written and oral exam two days ago in Allen, TX with the expectation that I’ll pass. Like I said after my first attempt, it’s going to be … Read more…

Hope we see you at BBC 16

One of the best things about doing this blog over the past 4 years has been getting to know other beer lovers sharing their own perspective on social media. We enjoy keeping up with you through your blogs, Instagram and Twitter feeds and your podcasts. We love seeing y’all during the year at beer events around … Read more…

Thoughts on the Advanced Cicerone Exam

So, optimistic Certified Cicerone, you think you are ready to take the Advanced Cicerone Exam? Be afraid. Be very Afraid. I was in the inaugural group of suckers candidates to sit for the first exam on February 2nd in Chicago, but held this post publication until now, March 30, 2016. Today, a group from the … Read more…