This morning I passed the BJCP online exam. It's a 200 questions in 1 hour exam, with questions usually about style comparisons, or what elements you'd expect in a beer style.
I answered all the questions, although I'm quite sure not all of them were right. The Multiple Choice Multiple Answer questions were tricky enough.
To celebrate I'm drinking a small glass of under-carbonated and under-attenuated Irish Red Ale, which clearly demonstrates that good at theory is not good at practice.
Nevertheless, I'm now a Provisional Judge, ready to take the tasting exam in Dublin this weekend.
What does one wear to a tasting exam, when it coincides with a Welsh-Irish 6Nations rugby match...