Tampa Bay Beer Week wants to pay for your Certified Cicerone exam

Qualified candidates are being considered till Feb. 23.

click to enlarge TBBW kicks off on the first Saturday in March. - Pixabay
TBBW kicks off on the first Saturday in March.

Tampa Bay Beer Week plans to continue the tradition of presenting one craft beer buff with a special opportunity.

Prior to the region's annual celebration of local beer culture, hosted March 3 through 11, the folks behind TBBW revealed on Monday that they're awarding a qualified candidate — someone who's looking to expand their industry expertise — with the Cicerone Certification Program's Certified Cicerone exam.

Normally, the test, which measures a beer professional's knowledge of beer, service and essential tasting skills, costs almost $400 for first-timers.

To be considered, hopefuls are asked to answer two questions: 1) Where do you want your career to go in the craft beer industry? 2) How do you feel this certificate will help advance you?

Submissions should be emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Feb. 23, and the winner is announced at the Ultimate Brewer competition on March 2. For more details on the rules and requirements, check out TBBW's Facebook announcement.

Yes, TBBW is more than a month away, but here are a few of the events that we're getting excited about: Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival, Hunahpu's Day, Foeder For Thought, Wake Up With Wakefield, and Hangover Day. If there are tickets up online, don't sleep on 'em.

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