BJCP Classes and Exam Scheduled

Pacific Gravity has announced a new set of classes and exam for the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).   Here are the details so far.  As more details are available, they will be posted at

We will meet alternating Sundays at 5:00 pm at the Culver City Homebrewing Supply Co at 4358 1/2 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.  We should finish up by 8:00 pm.

We will have 8 sessions.  Here are the dates:
March 28
April 11
April 25
May  9
May 23
June 13
June 27
July 11
The exam  will be on Saturday, July 17, 9:00 AM at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Mar Vista.  The BJCP has established a hard limit of 20 people for the exam.

To sign up, send me an e-mail at:  Space is limited, so sign up now.  Course material is available on-line.  Some of it is password protected.  Once you have confirmed, I’ll send you the password.  You will need to print out some of these for each class.  The rest you can download at your convenience.  If you have a slow internet connection, we can burn a CD with the materials.  (We will not be printing out comprehensive notebooks like we did last time.)  There is a lot of background material.  I suggest you start looking over it now.

Cost for the class will be $50.
Cost for the exam will be $50 and includes membership in BJCP.
If you are already a BJCP and are re-taking the exam, the cost is $30, or $15 for a partial retake.

Finally, I need volunteers to help out with instructing the individual sessions.  If you are knowledgeable in a particular style of beer, about recipes, troubleshooting, etc. please let me know.

Carl Townsend
Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club