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Ending the year with a bang!

Posted December 2, 2011 | 11:00 am, by Mirella

Our last Cask! social this year is running in conjunction with the Victory Cafe Winter Cask Festival this weekend. Come on by and sample a wide range of delicious cask-conditioned ales!


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A different kind of beer tasting

Posted November 2, 2011 | 7:49 pm, by Mirella

Usually when I organize guided beer tastings, I am trying to find the tastiest, most fun and contrasting selection of beers possible. Off-flavour sessions are something else entirely… These troubleshooting classes that I’m organizing are different. They are about exploring what can go wrong with beer because it is a complex and delicate beverage. Although brewing beer is easy in theory, brewing it properly and consistently requires a lot of care and attention. Something as innocuous as a speck of […]


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Cask! is collaborating with the fine folk at Volo on Cask Days 2011 Seminars

Posted October 19, 2011 | 4:02 pm, by Mirella

Over at Cask! we’ve collaborated with the Volo team to organize three seminars on cask-conditioned ale on October 29th, followed by a Cask! Social. Each seminar is accompanied by a one-off beer that was brewed especially for the occasion! Admission costs are $10 per session, or $25 for all. 
This includes one glass of cask-ale per session plus seminar discussion. BUY TICKETS HERE   Here is more info on the three sessions: SESSION #1 – HOW TO MAKE CASK-ALE Hosted […]


It’s time for some Barley’s Angels fun!

Posted September 25, 2011 | 12:46 am, by Mirella

I’m really happy to be able to finally announce the 2011-2012 season of Barley’s Angels Toronto Chapter. I’ve set up a range of events, each of which explores a different aspect of beer, a different brand and a different beer bar. It’s going to be tons of fun!


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Toronto Star

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:21 pm, by nadine

As Pierre Levert sipped one of two Kolsch-style ales before him, he had no doubt which one was from Quebec. “I’m not chauvinist, but I prefer this one, because it has so much more flavour. There’s a lot more bitterness. It’s from Quebec for sure,”…


Chronicle Herald

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:18 pm, by nadine

Giving new meaningto Ladies Night, the Halifax Seaport BeerFest is this year concentrating on women. The fourth annual festival, held today and Saturday on the Halifax waterfront, has brought in beer connoisseur Mirella Amato to run the Ladie’s VIP Brew Tour…


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Metro Halifax

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:18 pm, by nadine

Halifax is home to many an arm-bender, and it will play host to a very special one this weekend for Halifax Seaport Beerfest. Mirella Amato was Canada’s first certified beer judge. Metro caught up with her as she prepares for the two-day event…


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Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:16 pm, by nadine

You know what would be cool? Getting a guided tour of five of the most delicious beers at the Toronto Festival of Beer. Here’s the thing: it actually exists. But a lad like me is ineligible, because it’s for women-only, led by beer lecturer Mirella Amato…


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