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Ontario Brewer Podcast

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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LA Times (online)

Posted July 28, 2014 | 9:56 pm, by Mirella

…She covers such topics as the basics of the brewing process, beer styles, tasting and food pairings with a direct and elucidative style. She even manages to bring something new to the chapters on beer styles; she’s organized the different types of beer into novel groups…

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Canada.com (online)

Posted July 28, 2014 | 9:44 pm, by Mirella

Mirella Amato isn’t about to tell you which beers you should be drinking. In fact, as Amato writes in her first book Beerology (Appetite by Random House, 2014) she believes that “every beer is worth trying at least once.” As Canada’s only Certified Master Cicerone…

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Not My Top 10 Picks

Posted May 28, 2014 | 10:17 am, by Mirella

…or How I picked the style examples listed in my new book Having taken the time to explain at length why I don’t make beer recommendations, in an earlier blog post, I thought I would take a moment to share how I selected the beer examples listed in the Beer Styles chapter of my first book,Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More. While the listed beers are recommendations, they are based on stylistic accuracy and geography rather than on my personal taste. For those […]

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Publisher’s Weekly (Online)

Posted May 8, 2014 | 11:56 pm, by Mirella

Whether she’s appearing on TV to talk about beer or offering tasting and consultation services through her company, Beerology, Mirella Amato is a beer-world star—one of only seven people on the globe (and the first person outside the U.S.) to earn the title of Master Cicerone…

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Sunday Star Times

Posted October 30, 2013 | 11:23 pm, by Mirella

New Zealand brewers and bars will need to be on their toes this week when Canadian beer expert Mirella Amato touches down for a five-day-visit…Whe’s coming here to speak at the ScienceTeller Festival in Dunedin where she will talk on the science of beer with a tasting to help…

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The Star

Posted October 30, 2013 | 11:13 pm, by Mirella

International beer expert Mirella Amato will attend this year’s ScienceTeller Festival in Dunedin. Ms Amato is one of seven Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. She has sat on the jury for numerous global brewing awards, including the prestigious World Beer Cup…

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Otago Daily Times

Posted October 15, 2013 | 2:11 pm, by Mirella

Beer appreciation specialist Canadian Mirella Amato will discuss one of her favourite topics at a science communication festival in Dunedin later this month. Ms Amato, of Toronto, will talk about the science of beer during the three-day ScienceTeller Festival, which runs from October 25-27…

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NOW Magazine

Posted July 11, 2013 | 1:34 pm, by Mirella

Canada’s first and only master cicerone – the most prestigious global certification of beer knowledge – Mirella Amato is Toronto’s own guru of brew. She founded Beerology.ca in 2007, a site that guides the curious via seminars, tasting series and food pairings, and plans to add a book to her resumé in 2014…

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How to become a Certified Cicerone

Posted June 10, 2013 | 10:30 am, by Mirella

Two to three times a month, I’m contacted by someone who is looking for advice on how to become a Certified Cicerone®. Having fielded this question a number of times, I thought I’d take a moment to collect my thoughts in a blog post… In the spirit of full disclosure: as of May, I am working as an independent contractor for the Cicerone® Certification Program. Having said this, as I outlined above, that’s not what has motivated this post. So, […]

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Beerology in the News

Posted May 7, 2013 | 11:00 am, by Mirella

It’s been an exciting few months since I achieved my Master CiceroneTM certification, in December, becoming the first Master CiceroneTM in Canada. I’ve been delighted to see the attention that this certification has received across a range of different media outlets and publications. I am particularly happy to note that publications outside of the beer sphere have picked up the story and am quite hopeful that these articles will reach a broader audience, exposing new people to the idea of beer appreciation. […]

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