2019 SGWS Academy 10 Week Advanced Beer Sommelier Boot Camp Application for Enrollment. This course is designed to help prepare candidates to sit for the Certified Cicerone® exam on October 11th, 2019 in Las Vegas. There will be extensive self-study time and homework assigned each week.

10-Week Advanced Beer Sommelier

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Ten Sessions (starting July 26th)


2019 SGWS Academy 10 Week Advanced Beer Sommelier Boot Camp Application for Enrollment

Course Cost

The cost of this course is $500.

Course Dates

  • Friday, July 26th, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, August, 2nd ,11am-2pm
  • Friday, August, 9th, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, August, 16th, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, August, 23rd, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, August, 30th, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, September, 6th, 11am-2pm
  • *no class Friday, September, 13th, 11am-2pm**
  • Friday, September, 20th, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, September 27th, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, October 4th, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, October 11th, Certified Cicerone Exam @ SGWS

  • Course Location

    8400 South Jones Blvd. Las Vegas Nevada 89139

    Course Instructor

    Samuel Merritt is Director of Beer Education and Quality Assurance for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada. He began his career selling specialty beer in New York City in 1996 for The Craft Brewers Guild and Brooklyn Brewery. In 2006 he founded Civilization of Beer, an independent beer education consulting company. In 2009 he became New York City’s first. Certified Cicerone® beer sommelier. Sam has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, Sirius XM Radio, Thrillist.com, Seriouseats.com, CBS Interactive, FOX News networks, Edible Manhattan Magazine, The Somm Journal, SEVEN Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Saveur, New Brewer and All About Beer Magazine and more. Sam has instructed and inspired thousands of beer professionals over the course of his 20 year career and built a reputation as an ambassador for the industry. In September of 2013, he joined the beer division at Southern and now lives in Las Vegas with his wife Emily, young daughter Molly and his English bulldog Ophelia.

    “An educated beer seller is a better beer seller.”


    Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Proper ID is required for admittance.
    Applicants must achieve Cicerone Certified Beer Server status.
    Applicants must prove at least 5 years in the beverage alcohol business.
    Applicants must hold a current Technologies of Alcohol Management (TAM) card or equivalent.

    Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

    8400 South Jones Blvd.

    Las Vegas Nevada 89139