Associate Beer Steward Certificate
This is an independent study program.
Designed for front-of-the-house bartenders, wait staff, retail clerks, and duty managers looking to expand their knowledge of beer, beer styles, and proper handling and presentation of beer. Students will receive a copy of the first five chapters of the Beer Steward Handbook.
- Beer History
- Overview of Brewing
- World Beer Styles
- Beer Freshness
- Serving Beer
A link to the first five chapters of the Beer Steward Handbook
The Beer Steward Handbook is a peer-reviewed textbook written by experienced brewing professionals. The handbook presents a wide range of topics never before collected in such detail in one text. It is anticipated that this handbook will become the industry standard for professionals in the wholesale and retail beer industry.
Access to take the online exam
The exam will consist of 65 multiple-choice questions that are based on the first five chapters of the Beer Steward Handbook. Upon successful completion of the exam, the participant will receive an Associate Beer Steward Certificate from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, North America’s oldest professional brewing association, which is renowned for its work in advancing the brewing, fermentation, and allied industries since 1887.
Listing on the Graduates page
Upon successful completion of the examination, the participant will be listed as a course
graduate in the MBAA Beer Steward website
Who Should Attend
Front-of-the-house bartenders, wait staff, retail clerks, and duty managers who want to learn more about beer, its relationship to human history, how beer is made and the flavors shaped into the myriad of styles across the world, what those styles are, and how to present them most effectively to customers.
You must be 21 years or older to participate in the MBAA Beer Steward Programs