Get Your MBA - Master of Beer Appreciation
Welcome to the Beer MBA website. The main purpose of this site is to provide information on our Master of Beer Appreciation classes, as well as BJCP Study Groups and some additional resources for all beer lovers.
The popularity of craft beer in the United States has grow significantly over the past 15 years or so, and it continues to grow today. As the many new brewpubs and microbreweries have gained fans all across the country, with many of them brewing some of the world's great beer styles, the American public has started to learn more about those classic styles. Most people don't realize there are well over 70 styles of beer in the world. While some of those styles have developed out of America's craft beer movement, many of them are centuries old and come from countries all around the globe.
The more people learn about and want to drink all these legendary styles, the more the liquor and beer stores are stocking them, and better yet, the more they are able to keep them fresh. It is truly a great time to be a beer lover in the United States!
In our Master of Beer Appreciation classes, you will not only sample over 50 classic styles (approx 17-18 in each of three classes), but you will learn about each beer's origin, history, uniqueness, special ingredients, brewing processes, how it should be stored and served, and more. You will also learn about some of the common flavors and off-flavors found in beer as well as what causes them, and most importantly, how to avoid the bad ones.
This is a one-of-a-kind beer education class series and something not to be missed by anyone with an interest in beer. Wine lovers will also enjoy these classes as they see how many of the world's beers have similar complexities, and nuances to wine, and are often vintage dated and laid down for many years to improve their character.
These classes are also something you can share with your spouse as couples are very welcome. Or attend with a group of friends. Learning about these beer styles as a couple or a group makes for a very fun evening. Classes can also be purchased as a gift.
See About to learn more about Ron Smith, the class presenter and developer of the Beer MBA program.
See Classes to learn more about the class descriptions, dates, locations and how to reserve your spot. Remember, if you attend all 3 classes, you will receive your free Beer MBA Certificate.
Under Classes, you can also read about BJCP Study Groups, Beer Expert Training (for taking the Cicerone® exams) and Private Beer Education sessions that can be conducted at your home or business as part of a private or corporate event.
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- Ron Smith
Class Presenter and Developer
- Beer Trips to Belgium and Germany
Beer Trips added for both Belgium and Germany in 2017 (Germany is a Family Friendly Beer Trip). Learn more and/or sign up today!
- BJCP Study Groups, Beer Expert Training for the Cicerone® Exams and Private / Special Class Sessions Also Available
BJCP Study Groups are conducted once per year in the Fall, Beer Expert Training (for taking the Cicerone® exams) can be scheduled as needed, and special class sessions for beer distributors, wait staff and others in the beer industry can be customized to meet your needs. Private sessions for parties and events can also be arranged. See Classes for more information and/or call to discuss your needs!