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Check out my book!

May 27, 2014


Beerology CoasterMy first book, Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More, is now widely available both in hard copy and e-book format!

If you’d like to have a sneak peak, both & have a ‘Look inside’ feature activated.

You can also find links to online retailers that carry my book in The Book section of my website as well as a link through which you can find an independent bookstore in your area that carries it.

About the book:

If you’ve ever experienced the pleasure of a pint, Beerology is the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer.

Photo by Elvis Deane

THERE IS a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves. For the average beer lover, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato – one of only seven Certified Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. With an advanced brewing certificate behind her, readers will be in expert hands as they navigate the multifaceted world of beer, guided by Amato’s refreshingly accessible style.

Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storage and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting. Amato presents beer styles in four groups—Refreshing, Mellow, Striking, and Captivating—covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to brands that exemplify each type. She then gives tips on hosting beer-tasting parties at home, complete with beer games, and includes a chapter dedicated to beer cocktails (who’s in for a delicious cucumber Pils?). Her original take on pairing beer with food—including chocolate and cheese—is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.

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Lancement du livre ‘Découvrez le monde de la bière’

Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel!

June 14, 2017

17h00 to 20h00

C’est avec fierté que je vous invite à assister au lancement de la traduction française de mon livre primé Beerology: Everything you Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More.

Publié chez Broquet, la version française s’intitule ‘Découvrez le monde de la bière’ et il sera disponible en librairies le 7 juin

Dieu du Ciel!

Le lancement aura lieu chez Dieu du Ciel! en formule 5@7 


L’auteur sera sur place pour signer des dédicaces et une courte présentation est prévue à 18h30.

Il y aura des charcuteries et fromages sur place, ainsi qu’une belle sélection de bières au bar

Ensuite, à partir de 20h00, c’est Kashmir, Éclairs, Fun Fou et Hérétique !, soirée pour laquelle ont été brassées plusieurs nouvelles bières.

Des billets pour le lancement seront disponibles jusqu’au 8 juin au prix de $27

Ce prix comprend:

  • Une copie du livre Découvrez le monde de la bière
  • 3 dégustations de bière Dieu du Ciel! de votre choix
  • (Valeur: $35.80)

Le livre sera ensuite disponible sur place au prix de $26.20

Des copies de la version anglaise du livre seront aussi disponibles

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Guided Tasting at the 10th Annual Hart House Craft Beer Festival

Hart House, Toronto

August 3, 2017

5:30 to 7:00

Hart House Fest

Now in its tenth year, the Hart House Craft Beer Festival is every Toronto beer lover’s chance to join a curated selection of the finest Canadian craft breweries as they showcase their newest and most-loved brews.

Hart House welcomes back Canada’s only Master Cicerone® and author Mirella Amato for a one-hour beer tasting workshop that will guide you through the brewing process and how different aromas, appearances and flavours are created to craft unique beer experiences.

When: Thurs., August 3rd, 2017 at 7 pm, Guided Tasting at 5:30 pm
Where: Festival: Hart House Quad, Guided Tasting: East Common Room
Cost: Festival: $45 for Adults / $40 for Students, Guided Tasting: $16 for Adults / $11 for Students

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