I went back to school and passed my first test! Like a lot of brewers, most of my brewing knowledge comes from experience, books, a few classes, and help from other brewers. That’s a great way to learn, but I wanted to dig deeper, so I enrolled online in the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s brewing program. The first level “General Certificate in Brewing and Packaging” was an introductory test. I’ve known a lot of the info covered for years, but it’s great to re-affirm that I learned the right thing. This fall I’ll be doubling up on test on the next level, each of the two tests (brewing and packaging) is based off 350+ pages of textbook knowledge. I think our beer is great, but I’ll always be trying to make it better!