So I have decided to continue to increase my knowledge by getting some Ciccerone certification. I’m excited and intimidated by this based on what people have told me and my research. A couple of brewers that I mentioned the program to referred to it as intense!!
It’s important to keep learning for a few reasons. I want to be informed of new techniques, ingredients and trends. As a professional this knowledge allows me to sift through and share with people what I think they might like. A little bit presumptuous I know but I feel that is the nature of the beast.
The two books I’m digging in to are Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher and Wood & Beer by Dick Cantwell and Peter Bouckaert. The first is practically a handbook for the Ciccerone courses so I’m grateful for that. The second is more personal interest but a friend over at Dieu du Ciel had good things to say about it and that’s enough for me.
Time to hit the books!