Yes, I can unequivocally say that Beer Judge Education is indeed legit. I'm one of the partners and we are just getting started - in fact, the site was launched on the first day of the National Homebrewers Conference last Wednesday. I just verified that all links work as well as our contact page.
Let me give you a quick rundown. Like I mentioned, we're just getting started and have plans for more web-based beer and brewing related courses and webinars. Our first and flagship course is a study series called "Better Beer Scores
" - live, interactive, two-hour webinars designed to assist participants in studying, and ultimately passing, the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Examination.
The beta group of courses are slated to begin in August. We are offering participants in these first courses a 50% discount.
All instructors are experienced, BJCP certified judges and
professional educators - culling experiences from public and private education institutions and business coaching environments. Each of us not only knows what
to teach, but how
to teach and how to help people study, especially in an online environment.
Our intention is not to simply slap some PowerPoints together and call it a class - our goal is to provide the best, in-depth course of study to provide our participants the tools they need to not only pass the exam, but to be first class sensory judges as well.
Needless to say, the Better Beer Scores course won't be easy and will take some dedication on the part of participants, but we believe that the payoff will be worth the effort. Plus, if students don't pass the exam, they can retake the course at no charge, providing that they participated actively throughout the 12 weeks of the course.
If you would like more information, please either contact me here, via PM, or via the contact page on our site
. I would more than happy to answer your questions.
Thanks and cheers,Geoff Humphrey
Beer Judge Education - Webmaster and Instructor