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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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Are we losing sight of the craft?

Posted June 17, 2014 | 10:43 am, by Mirella

While at the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver this past spring, I head a comment that has stayed with me. The comment was made during a session called ‘Using Belgian Yeast – Three Belgians’ Perspectives’ by one of the speakers, Yvan De Baaets, brewer and owner of Brasserie de la Senne in Brussels. It was just an aside, but it really got me thinking. This is what he said: “There is a big tendency now to use yeast as an ingredient.” This […]


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 […]


Top 10 Picks

Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:17 am, by Mirella

The only question I get more often than “what is it like being a woman in the beer industry?” is “what is yourfavourite beer?” Every media request that I receive includes questions like: Which do you think are the top 10 Canadian breweries? What are 5 recommended brands for patio season? Which new releases should we be seeking out? What do you think of X brand? Which breweries should we be keeping an eye out for? What are your top […]


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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TAPS The Beer Magazine

Posted September 3, 2013 | 9:37 pm, by Mirella

…For me in Canada my presence has been greeted with enthusiasm, openness and curiosity… they are excited to see more women getting involved. We are speaking the same language really, but for me I didn’t do it out of rebellion, I just want to promote beer appreciation…


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Antidote Magazine (online)

Posted July 18, 2013 | 3:44 pm, by Mirella

…There is nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold beer. Toronto-based beer specialist, Mirella Amato, couldn’t agree more. “When the weather gets really warm, all I want is something refreshing, bubbly and crisp…


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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. […]