Frequently Asked Questions
What will I learn at the seminar?
Depending on the program level, you will learn all about beer, the brewing process, the
ingredients used, and how these are combined to produce the classic and new styles of beer
seen today and build a vocabulary to discuss them with today’s beer customer.
How do I register for the Associate Beer Steward Program?
How do I register for the Beer Steward Certificate?
We are offering the MBAA Beer Steward Certificate Program to groups of 30 or more and in regional open-enrollment seminars
. You can register for in-house training using the online form.
What are the minimum and maximum in-house seminar sizes?
Minimum size for the MBAA Beer Steward seminar is 30 and maximum is 75 participants.
How will I find the Beer Steward "Understanding Beer Flavor" seminar in my area?
Check the seminar calendar to locate the scheduled locations and dates.
How long does the seminar last?
The "Understanding Beer Flavor" seminar is an intensive flavor training session that takes a full day of your attention.
Can anyone take the "Understanding Beer Flavor" seminar?
You must be registered for the MBAA Beer Steward Certificate course to attend the seminar.
How do I take a brewery tour?
A brewery tour will help you understand the brewing process and the ingredients used to make beer. Most breweries and brewpubs offer tours to the general public during working hours or by appointment.
How long is the Associate Beer Steward exam?
The online examination will ask 65 questions and take 60 minutes. A passing score is 70%.
How long is the Beer Steward exam?
The online exam will ask 75 questions and take 60 minutes. A passing score is 75% correct.
Can I take the exam on my own computer?
Yes, you do not need to travel anywhere to take the exam, but you must have Internet access and the exam password.
Can I take the Beer Steward Certificate exam if I do not pass the first time?
Yes, the first retake is free. Any subsequent retakes are $35.
Can I take the Associate Beer Steward Certificate exam if I do not pass the first time?
Yes, retakes are $25 each.
Do I have to take the Associate Beer Steward Certificate course before I take the Beer Steward Certificate course?
No, the two certificate programs are separate. You can take either or both but do not have to pass the Associate exam prior to enrolling in the Beer Steward Certificate course.
Will I be able to see what questions I missed on the exam?
We do not return examinations or missed questions.
Do I have to take the seminar before I take the Beer Steward exam?
The MBAA Beer Steward Certificate Program requires you to take the seminar before you can take the exam. The MBAA Associate Beer Steward Certificate Program does not require seminar participation.
Will I be able to use the MBAA Beer Steward Certificate logo on my business card?
Once you participate in the seminar and pass the exam you may use the program logo on your business card.
Can I use the logo on my beer menu or advertising?
A restaurant or bar that has had its employees pass the MBAA Associate Beer Steward or Beer Steward Certificate Program may use the program logo on their beer list menus.
When will the level 3 program be available?
The Master Beer Steward Program, level 3, should be available by 2013.
What is MBAA?
The Master Brewers Association of the Americas is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonprofit technical brewing professional associations, established in 1887. Members are brewers and allied tradesmen from all levels of the industry. For more information about MBAA, go to www.mbaa.com
Is the Beer Steward Program affiliated with any particular breweries or other businesses?
No, the MBAA Beer Steward Certificate Program is not affiliated, controlled, or subsidized by any business. It is self funded and backed by MBAA. Proceeds from the Beer Steward Certificate Program fund further educational classes and programs.