GIVEAWAY: Know Your Beer With Cicerone’s New “Explore Beer” Program

In Beer News by Karl

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Here at GDB, Knowing Your Beer has been a hallmark of what we do for over a decade. It’s why we deliver our weekly emails to thousands of subscribers, it’s why we write about beer every week and it’s why we’ve always fans of the Cicerone® Certification Program.

You know the Cicerone Certification Program for their years of beer education efforts benefitting bartenders, servers, beer buyers, brewers and brewery staff, distributors and other industry members. Now, for the first time, they’ve created a beer education program specifically for craft beer enthusiasts, consumers and general beer lovers.

The new video series is called “Explore Beer,” hosted by Master Cicerone Pat Fahey, and it’s for anyone who’s interested in learning more about the world’s most popular beverage. Even better? We’ve teamed up to give away a few courses, free of charge.

Normally $29, you can enter for a chance to get it for for free, just by jumping through a few quick hoops:

  1. Like our kickoff post on Instagram.
  2. Follow both @guysdrinkingbeer and @cicerone on Instagram.
  3. Tag a friend who might want to take the Explore Beer journey with you!
  4. Bonus entries for new signups for our Weekly Beer Newsletter Emails, so you can Know Your Beer even better.

We’ll be tracking all entries and announcing winners on December 24th, making this a great way to get a stocking stuffer for you or the beer lover in your life.

What is “Explore Beer”?

This engaging online course will teach you everything you’ve always wanted to know about beer: from the origins of Oktoberfest to the definition of “light beer.” In a series of short, lively vides you’ll learn to better understand a beer list and get more enjoyment out of every future pint you order.

Explore Beer is a two-hour journey into beer, and it’s divided into brief segments, making it easy to pick up any time you have a few minutes to spare—or knock it out all in one session. At the end, you’ll receive a digital badge you can share with friends online.

In short, it’s a perfect offering for anyone who’s landed on this site and come away knowing a little more about their beer — and there’s always something new to learn. Good luck! And get ready to Explore Beer!

Want a taste? Here’s a preview clip:

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About the Author



Karl has written about food, travel and beer for Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out Chicago, AskMen and more. His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, is now available via Amazon and other booksellers.If you're buying, he's likely having a porter or a pale ale.

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