Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am not currently employed in the beer business. Can I benefit from these classes?

A: Amateur brewers interested in improving their skills will benefit from the Off-Flavors and Beer Camp classes. The Styles classes work from the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines, and as such will be helpful to homebrewers interested in competitions, most of which use BJCP guidelines.

Q: Why must I pay in advance?

A: Several reasons-

1) Most classes require perishable supplies allocated on a per-student basis. We need to know prior to scheduled class time how much to have on hand.

2) We want you to show up. Experience has shown that without prepaid reservations, approximately 50% of those who say they will attend class fail to show up. While YOU would never do that, there are many that do. And…

3) We need an accurate head count. If fewer than the minimum number  sign up for a class, it may have to be canceled.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: Currently, we accept Paypal, Credit/Debit cards, and checks. When you place a reservation request, we will provide specific instructions.

Q: Can you customize classes to fit our needs?

A: Yes. Let us know what you need and when you need it, and we will send you a quote.

Q: Are you affiliated with the Cicerone® program?

A: No, though our instructors are Cicerones®. Our courses, especially where noted, are geared toward providing students with the knowledge needed to attain certification.

Q: What’s that funny smell?

A: It could be you.