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Since 2010, I have been preparing and hosting the Ontario Brewer Podcast series for the Ontario Craft Brewers Association. These podcast feature interviews with Ontario brewers on a range of different topics.

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New Horizons

Posted June 2, 2015 | 2:00 pm, by Mirella

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Director of Beer Knowledge and Appreciation with the new global division of Anheuser-Busch InBev that will focus on craft beer and specialties. I look forward to the opportunities that this job presents; it will allow me to share my passion for craft beer and promote beer appreciation on a broader scale. As I transition into this position, I will still be maintaining Beerology; offering public beer tasting workshops and dinners […]

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Torontoist (online)

Posted May 31, 2015 | 11:31 pm, by Mirella

For as long as I’ve known beer educator, Master Cicerone (beer’s answer to wine’s Sommelier), and author Mirella Amato, I’ve always equated her artistic sensibility with that of a student at, say, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. A person clearly devoted to the serious study of…

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Pairing beer with food in 2 easy steps

Posted May 6, 2015 | 1:15 pm, by Mirella

Pairing beer with food is fun! Although consistently assembling spectacular pairings takes study, practice and experience, it’s relatively easy to put together a pairing that works. For those who are interested in an in-depth breakdown of how to pair beer with food, my book includes a 10-page chapter that details the various interactions to expect, depending on the taste and flavours present in either the food or the beer at hand. It also offers tips on how to plan your own beer dinner […]

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SommBeer (online)

Posted March 25, 2015 | 11:45 pm, by Mirella

…The food pairing section is where this book truly excels. I knew going in that Beerology has drawn comparisons to Randy Mosher’s Tasting Beer so I read one after the other…both authors approach pairing differently…but it is Beerology that truly made me feel confident in my ability to pair….

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quench (online)

Posted March 20, 2015 | 11:50 pm, by Mirella

…Her narrative is smooth, fluid like a great conversation with a close friend; she makes beer approachable for newbies and reminds veterans why they got involved in beer in the first place. Beer lovers of all stages in their education can geek out over her handy charts, found at the back of the book…

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The Urbanite (online)

Posted February 15, 2015 | 11:48 pm, by Mirella

Taking a cue from our Ask a Brewer column, where local brewers provide readers with an insightful and informative lens into the brewing industry, we’ve decided to talk to Canada’s only Master Cicerone, Mirella Amato…

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My Favourite Mulled Beer Recipe

Posted December 2, 2014 | 6:16 pm, by Mirella

I was chatting with Mutsumi Takahashi on CTV Montréal News today and mentioned my favourite mulled beer; it’s a traditional wassail recipe called lambswool. This mulled beer is made using baked apples that not only fall apart to look like lambswool when cooked but are also delicious! I thought I’d take a moment to share the recipe with you. It’s great for holiday entertaining; with winter fast approaching…what better way to warm up than with a piping hot mulled beer? This recipe is a […]

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Hopera wins!

Posted September 26, 2014 | 10:46 am, by Mirella

I’m delighted to announce that the third edition of Hopera,  which took place on September 17th & 18th this year, won the Drinker’s Choice award for Best Event of Toronto Beer Week 2014! This was a ‘fun and informal survey’ and beer drinkers were encouraged to vote online. Our venue for the event, Habits Gastropub, also won a Toronto Beer Week 2014 Drinker’s Choice Award in the Best Bar/Pub/Restaurant category – how awesome is that? I’m very proud of this event, as I explained […]

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What’s in a cask?

Posted September 3, 2014 | 10:28 am, by Mirella

DISCLAIMER: I thought I’d take a moment to state that I am not writing on behalf of Cask! but, rather, to express some concerns that are my own, but first a little background… There are two parallel cask-conditioned ale scenes going on in Ontario right now: One of these scenes features traditional cask-conditioned ales, like the ones that we champion with Cask!; the kind of beer that CAMRA refer to as ‘Real Ales’. The other features beers finished (or simply packaged) in a cask, with the addition of […]

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Beer Paper LA

Posted August 12, 2014 | 9:43 pm, by Mirella

Beerology’s author, Mirella Amato, has the distinction of being one of the world’s seven Master Cicerones, and she’s an undeniably passionate advocate for beer culture. She has compiled a compact course in beer’s intriguing qualities that covers the basics of brewing and beer style, and details how…

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