Joshua Weikert Ph.D.

BJCP Mastery Course Josh Weikert


  • BJCP Grand Master Beer Judge and Certified Cicerone.
  • Over 15 years of homebrewing experience.
  • Consultant to award-winning breweries.
  • Professor of Politics at Immaculata University.
  • Regular contributor to brewing publications and a speaker at various beer and brewing events.
  • Creator of online courses like BJCP Mastery and Beer Service Mastery.
  • Twice awarded the Eastern Pennsylvania Homebrewer of the Year.


Dr. Joshua Weikert’s journey into the world of beer brewing began in 2007 as a means to maintain sanity during his graduate school years. This hobby soon turned into a passion, leading him to achieve notable titles such as a BJCP Grand Master Beer Judge and a Certified Cicerone. His expertise in the field is well-recognized, making him a sought-after consultant for award-winning breweries.

In addition to his brewing accolades, Dr. Weikert has a flourishing academic career as a Professor of Politics at Immaculata University. His academic and practical insights into political science enrich the educational experience of his students.

Outside the classroom, Dr. Weikert is a prolific contributor to the brewing community. He is a regular speaker and presenter on a broad spectrum of beer and brewing topics at conferences, homebrew club meetings, and even casual backyard barbecues. His ability to communicate complex brewing concepts in an accessible manner has made him a beloved figure in the community.

Dr. Weikert has also made significant contributions to the literature of brewing. He writes for several brewing publications including Beer Connoisseur, Brew Your Own, and Craft Beer & Brewing. Furthermore, he shares practical brewing advice through his “Make Your Best” series on the Craft Beer & Brewing website, where he also shares recipes and engages with other brewing professionals.

Moreover, Dr. Weikert has designed online courses aimed at simplifying complex brewing concepts. His course, BJCP Mastery, is particularly aimed at individuals aspiring to take the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) course, providing a more affordable and convenient alternative to in-person workshops. His other course, Beer Service Mastery, serves as a comprehensive study guide for those pursuing Cicerone certification.

His involvement in the community goes beyond just professional contributions; he is a founding member of the Stoney Creek Homebrewers and has earned medals in every BJCP category, showcasing his practical brewing prowess. His awards include being named the Eastern Pennsylvania Homebrewer of the Year twice.

The blend of academic rigor and practical brewing expertise makes Dr. Weikert a unique figure in both the political and brewing spheres. His diverse experiences enrich his teaching, writing, and consulting endeavors, making him a valuable asset to both the academic and brewing communities.