Beer Scholar: Study Guides for the Cicerone® Exams

Study Guides for the Cicerone® Exams

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The Beer Scholar study guides have been created by Certified Cicerone® Chris Cohen. They are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program.

Get the Beer Scholar study guides for the Certified Beer Server & Certified Cicerone Exams here


Beer Scholar Study Guide for the Certified Beer Server Exam

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Purchase a PDF copy the Beer Scholar Study Guide for the Certified Beer Server Exam® + practice tests for $40 using a credit card or PayPal. It will be emailed to you within a day of your purchase.                                                                                   


You're already spending roughly $80 to take the CBS exam, spend $40 more and ensure you pass!

The Beer Scholar CBS Study Guide contains all the information you need to pass the Cicerone Certification Program's online Certified Beer Server test. The Beer Scholar CBS Study Guide features:

  • THE GUIDE: 
    • All the info needed to pass the CBS exam presented in an outline format that tracks the Cicerone Program's CBS syllabus.
    • Additional chapters cover:
      • What the test is like.
      • How to best prepare.
    • Comes as a simple PDF that can be viewed on any device or easily printed.
  • PRACTICE TESTS: 
    • The Beer Scholar's practice tests for the CBS exam contain a mix of questions covering all five sections of the CBS exam from beer service to styles to pairing. They're similar to the ones you'll see on the real exam. 
    • The guide contains four (4) full practice tests with 60 questions on each. By the time you've taken and graded these, you'll know what you need to brush up on and whether you're ready for the real thing.

Note: What's the difference between the CBS and CC Beer Scholar Study Guides?

The Beer Scholar Study Guide to the Certified Beer Server Exam (CBS) is a very pared down version of the Certified Cicerone (CC) with different practice tests. If you’re definitely planning to take the CC Exam, already have strong beer knowledge, and are merely taking the CBS exam to get it out of the way, consider purchasing just the CC Guide.

The CC Guide is much more robust and will help you pass the CBS Exam. The CBS Guide will not prepare you for the CC Exam.


Beer Scholar Study Guide for the Certified Cicerone Exam

Purchase a PDF copy the Beer Scholar Study Guide for the Certified Cicerone Exam® + practice tests + flash cards for $60 using a credit card or PayPal. It is fully updated to the Version 3 Cert Cicerone Syllabus. It will be emailed to you within a day of your purchase.


You're already spending nearly $400 to take the Certified Cicerone exam. The CC Exam has a lower passage rate than the NY or CA Bar Exams! Spend $60 more for the best study guide on the market and ensure you pass!

The Beer Scholar CC Study Guide distills information from dozens of beer books into a single comprehensive study guide that contains everything you need to know to pass the Certified Cicerone exam. The Beer Scholar CC Study Guide features: 

  • THE GUIDE: 
    • All the info needed to pass the CC exam presented in an outline format that tracks the Cicerone Program's CC syllabus.
    • Comes as a simple PDF that can be viewed on any device or easily printed.
    • Fully updated to the Version 3 Certified Cicerone syllabus and the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines. 
    • Additional chapters that cover: 
      • What you'll see on the test.
      • How to study for the exam so that you walk in confident and crush it.
      • How to prepare for and beat the all-important tasting portion of the exam.
      • Inside info about the types of questions to expect, including the essays.
      • Tips and tricks for scoring the extra points.
  • FLASH CARDS:
    • The Beer Scholar CC flash cards give you another way to test yourself, memorize the mountain of info you need to learn, and take your studying on the go.

    • We've seen other sets out there, some are even free, but they are riddled with errors and were made by people who haven't yet taken the exam. This set has been created by Certified Cicerones who know what you need to learn. 

    • The Beer Scholar CC Flash Cards are tailored to the CC exam and are much more comprehensive than the CBS flash cards. 

  • PRACTICE TESTS:

    • Walk into the Certified Cicerone test with total confidence because you've already done several practice runs!

    • The Beer Scholar Practice Tests for the CC exam contain a mix of questions just like those you'll see on the real written portion of the exam. They feature multiple choice, fill in the blank, and essay questions, plus an answer key so you can grade yourself.

    • The questions cover all five sections of the CC exam from beer service to styles to pairing. 

    • You'll receive three (3) full practice tests. By the time you've taken and graded these, you'll know what you need to brush up on and whether you're ready for the real thing.



The Beer Scholar study guides have been created by Certified Cicerone® Chris Cohen. They are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Cicerone Certification Program®.


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