BJCP Bulletin: January 2024

In this January 2024 edition of the BJCP Bulletin, we bring you a roundup of recent updates and changes from the Board of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in this month’s issue:

1. Board Nominations and Leadership Changes:

  • Appointment of Andrés Torres and Joshua Jackson as Co-IT Directors  

  • Approval and Appointment of Brad Darnell, who replaces Dennis Mitchell as Mountain NW Rep

  • Appointment of Steve Antoch as Assistant Rep, South

2. Exam Graders are desperately needed to help cut exam backlog

  •  It has been taking way too long to get exams graded and scores out to our examinees. A big problem is that we don’t have enough graders to handle the number of exams we have. National rank or above? YOU CAN HELP!

3. Exam Directorate bring us an update on it’s plan to address the exam backlog

  • The pandemic took a toll on both exams administered and our active grader pool. Our grader pool has partially recovered, but only to 2013 levels…

4. Exam Retake Policy Updated

  • The Board approved a slightly updated exam retake policy, allowing for examinees to retake an exam of the same type if they haven’t received grading results in 6 months.

5. Rank Advancements September –December 2023:

  • Congratulations to judges who have ranked up to National and Master, along with those who achieved Cider and Mead certifications during this period!

6. BJCP’s First Ever Judge Retires:

  • Cheers to Peter Caddoo, BJCP Judge #A0001, after 5 decades of brewing!

7. Regional Representative Updates:

  • Stay informed about the latest developments in your region with updates from your elected Regional Representatives.