Mirella Amato hosting a beer tasting dinner in Toronto

Testimonials

Mirella was very well informed about beer. I would consider her an expert in her field. It was a pleasure to take part in her class.       


– Althea Linton, Participant: Beerology 101 course

Participating in this seminar has widen my perspective of what beer is, and where it can take you. And provoked me to further my knowledge in the field

– Akeem Watkis, Participant: Staff Training

An enlightening evening learning the art of beer tasting in the presence of an energetic and entertaining host

– Louis Buhrmann, Participant: Beer Tasting

Wonderful evening of very interesting beer choices. Some beer I had never tasted before. Thank you! Cheers. 

– Geoff Newton, Participant: Beer Tasting

The class was both incredibly informative + a lot of fun! I feel vastly more confident now to describe and recommend beers.

– Suzy B., Participant: Beerology 101

A fascinating insight into the world of Ontario craft beers. Mirella was able to captivate our interest with great anecdotes about the beers she was presenting

– Lori Benet, Participant: Beer Tasting

Great overall knowledge and personality + passion for subject matter made the whole evening a fun learning experience. As a facilitator – I value it immensely

– Kim Vradenburg, Participant: Beer Tasting

Fantastic, informative, I wish it would have gone longer – time just flew by!

– Jesus Martinez, Participant: Beerology 101

I really enjoyed today’s class. I felt more informed leaving the class then when we started. Mirella is friendly and fun & her enthusiasm & passion for beer is infections

– Dina A.S., Participant: Beerology 101

Mirella presents an informative, fun and interesting class. I have been studying beer, beer style and brewers for 2 years and still learned a lot.


– Gord Jones, Participant: Beerology 101

The experience really cleared up a lot of the misconceptions about the beer industry. It also opened my eyes to new flavors (Ginger beer) and food pairings

– Derek Lough, Participant: beer tasting

Learned a lot! Great selection of beers to showcase a wide variety of types. Mirella was very knowledgeable and led a well-organized tasting. Thanks!

– -Participant: Beer Tasting

Really what I wanted. A great start in higher beer learning

– Matthew Zimmerman, Participant: Off-Flavour Class

Great overall knowledge and personality + passion for subject matter made the whole evening a fun learning experience. As a facilitator – I value it immensely 

– Kim Vradenburg, Participant: Beer Tasting

Thank you so much. A fantastic seminar, covering crucial information in a fairly short time! I loved it!

– Tricia Colley, Participant: Beerology 101

An absolutely wonderful evening. A great basis to understand the wonderful world of beer. Great way to encourage to explore the wide range of the flavours in beer. 

– Marc Théberge, Participant: Beer Tasting

Great presentation! Very informative & engaging 

– Jon, Participant: Beer Tasting

Informative, educational, AWESOME! New beers were unique and delicious. Recommend this to anyone that enjoys beer and likes to learn.

– Scott Cottreli, Participant: Beer Tasting

I hired Mirella to train my bar staff and would recommend her highly to anyone needing to do the same thing. She is a well-educated, thoughtful and inspiring.

– Lesley Martin, Longo’s

Awesome experience, very informative, it’s awesome how passionate you are about beer, it really motivates me to learn and try more!


– Marnie Fitzsimons, Participant: Staff Training

Mirella takes the snobbery out of tasting – makes it fun, accessible + informative


– Participant: Beerology 101 course

A fascinating insight into the world of Ontario craft beers. Mirella was able to captivate our interest with great anecdotes about the beers she was presenting 

– Lori Benet, Participant: Beer Tasting

Skilled in maintaining class flow while allowing for spontaneity.


– Donna-Lynn Chabot, Participant: Beerology 101

Mirella did a wonderful job of taking us through the craft brewery story and introduced us to a great variety of beers. A great night! 

– Bert Steenburgh, Participant: Beer Tasting

Mirella did a wonderful job of taking us through the craft brewery story and introduced us to a great variety of beers. A great night!

– Bert Steenburgh, Participant: Beer Tasting

Loved the class, gave me a new perspective on beer. Ready to learn a lot more.

– Yolande Baril, Participant: Staff Training

Wikipedia made this seem so convoluted – I always assumed the brewmaster’s art was overwhelming, but I feel really comfortable with it!


– Matt O’Donnell, Participant: Staff Training

A fun + informative course, which unlocked the key concepts of beer. A great day! Thank you

– Richard C., Participant: Beerology 101

An enlightening evening learning the art of beer tasting in the presence of an energetic and entertaining host 

– Louis Buhrmann, Participant: Beer Tasting

Services

Beer News & Updates

Sign up to receive the latest Beerology™ news and to find out about upcoming tastings, workshops and classes.

Contact: tastings@beerology.ca

Consulting Services

Mirella provides consulting services to pubs, restaurants and breweries. She specializes in making beer fun and approachable to the consumer. Services include:

Pubs and Restaurants

  • Creating a beer list based on menu items

  • Beer descriptions for menus

  • Customized staff training

Breweries

  • Speaking at product launches and media events

  • Internal workshops focusing on house brands

  • Sensory analysis training

  • Product development

  • Beer descriptions for marketing

  • Food pairing ideas

  • Beer cocktail formulation

Read testimonials from previous consulting clients.

 

Staff Training

BeerologyTM Off-flavour Tasting and Workshop

3 hrs, 15 people

This private sensory evaluation workshop explores six of the most common off-flavours that can occur in beer through a guided tasting. It provides critical troubleshooting information for bar managers and brewery representatives through an in depth exploration of what causes these off-flavours and how they can be prevented. To find out about public Beerology off-flavour workshops in your area, check the Events page.

BeerologyTM 101 Staff Training

5 hrs, 5-30 people
Mirella also specializes in staff training for the hospitality industry. This five-hour interactive workshop and manual are ideal for pub staff and brewery representatives. BeerologyTM 101 provides the information required to confidently navigate a beer selection, speak intelligently about beer and suggest beer pairings for menu items.

Other Services

BeerologyTM Beer dinner

3 hrs, 10-100+ people
Explore the growing trend of pairing beer and food with this fresh twist on a traditional dinner. Mirella will help coordinate the perfect beer and food menu at your favourite restaurant or at a specialty beer bar or local brewpub.

BeerologyTM Client or Staff Appreciation Party

2-4 hrs, 40+ people
This informal and interactive format allows guests to discover a range of beer styles in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Mirella will answer questions on how to taste beer and provide tips on food pairing.

Custom Event

Mirella will work with you to design a program that best suits ur event size and scope.