BJCP Classes Starting in September

Interested in learning more about beer or embarking on the journey to become a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) judge? Classes for the 2015 – 2016 Sensory Analysis and BJCP training program are beginning in September. 

Registration is now open for the first two classes. Additional classes will be posted in the coming weeks. To learn more about the 2015 – 2016 program head over to All classes are $10.00 and conducted at Northern Brewer in Milwaukee on Saturday mornings. Sizes are limited. Classes are taught by BJCP National and Master ranked judges including a BJCP Exam Director and a BJCP Assistant Education Director.

Here’s the program overview flyer: BJCP 2015 Program

Announcing Barley’s Angels Bierklasse Series at Cafe Centraal! 

We are really excited to announce that we are partnering with Emily Erler, Bierklasse Director at The Lowlands Group, for a series of 6 classes throughout the fall, winter and spring. The classes are ladies-only and we encourage you to bring your friends!

The first class will cover Belgian Tripels and is on Tuesday, September 15th at 7 pm. Here’s the full class lineup:

  • Tuesday September 15th  – Tripels
  • Tuesday October 20th – Wild Ales
  • Tuesday November 17th – Sours
  • Tuesday January 12th – Strong Ales
  • Tuesday February 16th – The Trappists
  • Tuesday March 15th – Saisons

Each class will start at 7 pm and will be held at Cafe Centraal, located at 2306 S Kinnickinnic Ave in Bay View. The cost for each class is $30 per person (the Trappist class is $45). Each class includes snacks, Welcome Bier and class biers.

To register, please email your first & last name and the class you wish to attend to:

Questions? Email us.

August Meeting: Baltic Porter Style Session at The Malt Shoppe!

The Malt Shoppe in Tosa will host us for August. They will take us through a style session focused on Baltic Porters. Baltic Porter is a high alcohol, sweet, robust porter that originated in the Baltic states. Baltic Porter reflects both the character of original British Porters and the character of sweeter, highly alcoholic Russian Imperial Stouts. Come learn all about this beer style!


Capacity for this event is limited to 20 people. You will need to reserve your space via Eventbrite.  Cost for the event is $15. Social hour at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm.

June Meeting: O’so Brewing at Three Cellars!

Sarah from O’so is joining us with a sampling of O’so beers, including a taproom-only surprise! Three Cellarsin Franklin will be hosting us. Three Cellars is located at 7133 S 76th St. in Franklin, WI. The cost for this meeting is $5.

The meeting is Thursday, June 4th, beginning with social hour at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm.

For more info and to RSVP, check out the Facebook event page.