Here is a list of helpful resources I used studying for the Certified Cicerone® exam.
Cicerone.org: Just in case you somehow stumbled upon my site before finding the Cicerone Certification Program. Make a habit of routinely checking the site out for updated study material.
The Beer Scholar: I cannot stress the importance of Chris Cohen’s due diligence and hard work. He put together a beautiful study guide for a very low cost of $60 considering the amount of information you get handed to you on a silver platter. The 3 practice tests alone are probably worth $60. Here is a pic of my 3rd and final practice test I was taking while sitting in the tap room/restaurant of an Asheville area brewery.
Brewer’s Association Draught Beer Quality Site: There is a lot of good useful information on this page whether you are studying for the test or just working in the industry. Click here for a free PDF of the Draught Beer Quality Manual, which is essential knowledge for passing the test.
Download the BJCP App: The Beer Judge Certification Program has a great app for your phone that lets you read the specific characteristics of each testable style, while you enjoy a pint. I, like many others, would nerd out at the bar reading the BJCP notes as I enjoyed a commercial example of that particular style. Its free and you need it.