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BJCP Class/Exam

  • 11/15/2011
  • Burnside Brewing Co


  • Class + Exam Fee
  • Class + Exam Fee

I'm sorry to announce that registration has been closed and the class/exam is now full.
The 2011 class/exam has been filled and we have a substantial waiting list that we will be using to fill cancellations should they occur.

This is our ten week Beer Judge Certification Program class that prepares you for the BJCP exam.  Ten evening classes (7-9pm) will be taught at the Burnside Brewing Company followed by two possible exam dates (see below schedule).  All AHA recognized beer styles and many important technical subjects will be taught.  Beer sampling and evaluation will be a large part of the "hands on" portion of each class as well.

The price of the all-inclusive class is $100 and the BJCP exam is an additional $50.  If you are an OBC member, the club will subsidize half of your exam fee, bringing the total price to $125. 

At this time we are only taking registrations for those people who intend to take the class and the exam.  The fee for the class and exam must be paid in full within 7 days of registration and will become non-refundable 14 days before the first class begins on November 15th. 

Based on demand, the club be able to offer additional class slots without a guaranteed exam slot and those people can act as standby test takers.  These slots, if available, will be first offered to those who failed to secure a class/exam slot and then to others.  Additionally, if you are interested in only taking the exam (no class), these slots will be filled at a later time if available.  If you are interested in taking only the class or exam and do not want to register at this time, please send an email to us and we will put you on the list.

Registration will be first come first serve beginning at 12:00 pm noon PDT on Friday October 7th, 2011.  We will begin contacting registrars and give instructions for payment shortly thereafter and fill as many test/exam slots as possible before creating class/test only and standby lists.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at bjcpclass@oregonbrewcrew.org if you have any questions.

2011-2012 OBC BJCP Class Dates

 Classes are





Technical Subject

Tuesday November 15

Light lager (1) 

Pils (2) 

Evaluating Beer/BJCP Program

Tuesday November 29

Euro Amber Lager (3)

Dark Lager (4)

Water Chemistry

Tuesday December 6

Bock (5)

Wheat (15)


Tuesday December 13

Light Hybrid (6)

Amber Hybrids (7)


Tuesday December 20

English Pales (8)  Scottish (9)


Tuesday January 3

English Brown Ale (11)

Strong Ales (19)

Brewing procedures

Tuesday January 10

Porter (12)

Stout (13)


Tuesday January 17

American Ales (10)

IPA (14)

Recipe Formulation

Tuesday January 24

Belgian/French (16)

Belgian Strong (18


Tuesday January 31

Sour Ales (17)

Smoked (22)


Half of the exam slots will be on February 4th and half on February 11th.

Education topic: Open Forum!  A panel of experienced and successful OBC homebrewers will answer questions from the group in an open Q&A informal format.  Think of it as chatting about making better beer with 100 of your closest friends.

Food: We would like to have food available at this meeting, so we encourage our members to bring some food items for everyone to share. Don't forget that bringing food to share at a meeting can earn not only Karma points but also raffle tickets.  Meagan will be holding a raffle for all members that bring food items.  She will be giving away a $25 gift card and more. On top of all of this, our 2018 Burgermeister, Meagan Thompson would love the support!

Beer:  Beer is a very important part of these meetings. We wouldn’t have beer without our members. Growler fills and bottled homebrew  are highly encouraged as this is a great way to share your beer with your peers and get honest and immediate feedback. If you bring a keg of your homebrew to a meeting you will earn Karma Points! Keep in mind that we may have beer planned for the Education topic or beer from other club specific brewing events. So that we can balance the amount of beer available at our meetings It is very helpful for us to plan in advance of the meeting. If you would like to request a tap spot for your keg, or if you plan to pour a keg via a picnic tap, please let us know in advance! We ask that if you do bring a keg, that you give a brief talk to the members about the details of your beer . Please contact Club VP to see if there is room for your keg @ Brian.haslip@oregonbrewcrew.org

Please support your club and plan on attending! Guests and visitors are welcome at all "In" Meetings!

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