22 Jan Certified Cicerone | Level 1 – Congratulations Hayley
Hayley moved down to San Diego last year (2016) from SLO, just as she turned 21. Being both new to San Diego and the “legal drinking scene” was challenging for her. Fortunately, the old phrase “practice makes perfect” literally means trying as many beers while learning, researching and studying. During her interview, she was nervous since our concept revolves around so much beer knowledge. But that didn’t deter her. She asked a lot of questions and studied vigorously. Then she dominated the Cicerone Level 1 Certification with an amazing 98% passing score. She’s only 21 and already she has a better grasp on beer than most.
When you pass the Level 1 Cicerone Certification, you become a Certified Beer Server. A Cicerone Certification is the beer equivalent to a Sommelier in the wine industry. The study guides and test for Level 1 go through: properly storing and maintaining beer, beer styles, beer flavors & evaluation, beer ingredients & the brewing process, and pairing beers with food. A Level 1 Certification is required for all Front-of-House Brew Crew. We want to ensure our Crew understands and respects the beer our local brewers put so much work into. And, we want to ensure we’re adequately prepared to help our guests discover their new favorite beer.
So, congratulations! Yes, this is long overdue, but we wanted to make sure she was given recognition.
Beau, Mike & The Brew Crew