What is a Cicerone?


The Cicerone Certification Program was founded in 2008 to improve beer service. Since then, it has become the international standard for recognizing those who truly understand beer.

The program is divided into four levels: Certified Beer Server ®, Certified Cicerone ® , Advanced Cicerone and Master Cicerone ® . With each increasing level, the depth and breadth of knowledge required increases exponentially. Those who achieve Certified Cicerone certification understand how beer is made, beer styles, draft systems and food pairing and are able to convey that knowledge to others.. 

Those who have successfully completed the Advanced Cicerone exam have demonstrated an even deeper understanding. At BREW-ed, every one of our Asheville brewery tour guides has earned a minimum of Certified Cicerone certification. Let us share our expertise with you.