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Beer & Food Pairing Badge

Posted March 19, 2022 | 7:33 pm, by Mirella

I am very excited to announce that my online beer & food pairing course, Mastering Beer & Food Pairing brought to you by Beerology® is now a verified and validated micro credential!   It’s a great way to demonstrate that you have mastered the skill of pairing beer with food. The course can be completed anytime, from anywhere and with any beer. If you’d like to start your beer and food pairing journey and earn the beer and food pairing […]


Learn How to Master Pairing Beer with Food!

Posted January 20, 2022 | 11:00 am, by Mirella

I’m excited to announce the launch of my new online beer and food pairing course. Designed for industry professionals, Mastering Beer & Food Pairing brought to you by Beerology® is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide that will show you how to master pairing beer with food. I’ve been honing the content and structure of this course for years because I wanted to make sure it was both practical and thorough, and I’m so happy to finally share the result. This […]


Pairing beer with food in 2 easy steps

Posted May 6, 2015 | 1:15 pm, by Mirella

Pairing beer with food is fun! Although consistently assembling spectacular pairings takes study, practice and experience, it’s relatively easy to put together a pairing that works. For those who are interested in an in-depth breakdown of how to pair beer with food, my book includes a 10-page chapter that details the various interactions to expect, depending on the taste and flavours present in either the food or the beer at hand. It also offers tips on how to plan your own beer dinner […]


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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Beer Dinner Menus

Posted March 10, 2013 | 11:00 am, by Mirella

I’ve had the pleasure of guiding a series of beer dinners in fine dining establishments over the past few months. While I’ve been pairing beer with food in a variety of contexts for years, until recently they have mostly taken place in private homes, at catered events or in pubs… It’s very exciting to me that higher-end restaurants are embracing the idea of bringing beer to the table. It opens the door for guests to see beer in a new […]


I won a beer award!

Posted October 22, 2012 | 9:30 am, by Mirella

I was delighted to receive an award for Food and Beer Matching Development from the Ontario Craft Brewers Association on the weekend. This was one of the Ontario Craft Brewers Centre of Excellence Industry Choice Awards that were handed out at the first ever Ontario Craft Brewers Conference. Here’s what the awards were about: The goal of these industry awards is to recognize examples of excellence among small, medium and large organizations, supporting the craft brewing industry at the local, […]


A full year of Beer & Cheese

Posted October 4, 2012 | 11:15 am, by Mirella

We’re partnering up with the Dairy Farmers of Canada for a dynamic 2012-2013 season of  Ontario Brewer Podcast! I’m really excited to tell you about this upcoming season of Ontario Brewer. During this season, we will continue to explore the fantastic beers of the Ontario Craft Brewers. Just like last year, each podcast will feature a different member of the OCB. This year, though, the focus of the podcasts is different. We will be talking about: Beer Ingredients Pairing Beer […]


The Grid

Posted September 6, 2012 | 11:16 am, by Mirella

…“A lot of people appreciate the opera and local food and wine, but beer has somehow not entered the picture,” she says. Of course, Amato makes her living turning people on to suds. She’s hoping this event will transform those opera-loving oenophiles into unequivocal barley-heads…


Beerology in the News

Posted August 16, 2012 | 2:05 pm, by Mirella

photo by Jennifer Roberts A few articles were published about me and my work over the summer and I thought I’d take a moment to share! Last Friday, the Calgary Herald printed a fantastic piece by Laura Brehaut about my work in general, as well as the author’s experience participating in the Girl’s Guided Beer Tour that I ran at the Toronto Festival of Beer and Queer Beer this year. In July, Natalie Goldenbergfife, one of the guests at the […]


Beer and Food Pairing

Posted July 26, 2012 | 10:00 am, by Mirella

If there’s one thing that I might enjoy more than a straight beer tasting, it’s an opportunity to explore beer and food pairing. This year I’ve had the pleasure of working with two different chefs as part of the 2011-2012 season of the Ontario Brewer Podcast, pairing local craft beer with a range of foods. It’s been a delightful experience. Why Beer and Food Pairing is Fun Here are my two favourite things about food pairing: Even though there are a […]