Mirella Amato hosting a beer tasting dinner in Toronto

Testimonials

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

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

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

– Louis Buhrmann, Participant: Beer Tasting

Skilled in maintaining class flow while allowing for spontaneity.


– Donna-Lynn Chabot, 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

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

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

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

Great presentation! Very informative & engaging 

– Jon, Participant: Beer Tasting

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

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

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

– Matthew Zimmerman, Participant: Off-Flavour Class

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

– Tricia Colley, Participant: Beerology 101

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

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

– Richard C., Participant: Beerology 101

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

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

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

– Yolande Baril, Participant: Staff Training

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

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

– Jesus Martinez, 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

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

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

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

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

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

– Geoff Newton, Participant: Beer Tasting

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

– Louis Buhrmann, Participant: Beer Tasting

Services

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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.