Welcome to Session 22 of the Craft Beer Showdown Podcast. In this episode I got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Drew Larson from the Cicerone Certification Program.
For those of you that might not be aware, the Cicerone program is truly unique in the world of beer. In a world that is ruled by half-truths and incomplete beer knowledge, the Cicerones exist to give us the information we need to choose the best beer possible, brew better beer, and be an overall better beer professional.
As their site says, anybody can call him or herself an expert on beer, but only the Cicerone program can show who really knows their stuff. While it’s definitely possible to be a beer expert without holding one of the three levels of Cicerone, it’s easier for you to spot an expert with it.
Check out this episode and everything Drew has to say about craft beer, the Cicerone Certification Program, and best of all, how to know a lot about beer without being a jerk.