Whelp, I can cross the first of my Brew Years Resolutions off! Of course, now that means that I have to study even harder and take the tasting exam.
Side note: someone at the BJCP is seriously infatuated with Irish Red Ale and English Brown Ales. Like 50% of the questions were comparing IRA to other styles or English Browns to Brown Porters.
Congrats, my man! That online exam was weird, much more difficult than I expected. I took the tasting exam on Saturday, that was way more fun! Now to wait the 3-4 months to hear if I passed…
Derek Springer says
Thanks! Yeah the online test had a lot of super obtuse comparison questions and ambiguously phrased statements. “Sourness is acceptable in many styles.” It’s mostly not acceptable, so how many is many!?