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Since 2010, I have been preparing and hosting the Ontario Brewer Podcast series for the Ontario Craft Brewers Association. These podcast feature interviews with Ontario brewers on a range of different topics.

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2016 Holiday Beer Cocktails

Posted December 21, 2016 | 12:05 am, by Mirella

It has become a Beerology tradition to share a beer cocktail recipe for the holidays. This year, I had the opportunity to learn from a range of mixologists and participate in Tales of the Cocktail which has greatly improved my beer cocktail skills. Have a taste and see what you think! Frutta Cake Ingredients: 15ml (1/2oz) Strega liqueur 7ml (1/4oz) Hennesy VS Cognac 15ml (1/2oz) POM Pomegranate Juice 30ml (1oz) Porter (I used Clifford Porter) Garnish: Orange peel Preparation Chill a small, stemmed glass Combine all ingredients […]


Beer + Opera = a fantastic evening

Posted October 19, 2012 | 11:00 am, by Mirella

What could be more fun than a beer tasting set to music? Last month, with the help of my friend, opera singer Melanie Esseltine, I hosted the most unusual beer tasting I’ve put together so far… The beer tasting was called Hopera and each beer was paired with an operatic aria, duet or ensemble. It took over a year to make it happen, and although we thought it was a recipe for the ultimate evening, we weren’t sure how Torontoians would […]


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 […]


It’s not the same when there is no brewery…

Posted June 13, 2012 | 3:57 pm, by Mirella

I’m off to do some consulting for a new Ontario craft brewery today. The brewery is called Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. and it’s in Thunder Bay. I’m very excited to visit a new brewery and no matter how many breweries I’ve seen, I never get tired of brewery visits. Every brewery is different, every brewer is different and, as a result, every beer lineup is different. In the world of brewing, few things are more exciting than tasting a new […]


Beer Cocktails, Anyone?

Posted May 8, 2012 | 1:31 am, by Mirella

The current issue of Food&Drink Magazine contains three tasty beer cocktails recipes that I formulated for the spring (p.53). Beer cocktails are a hot trend and I was delighted to have an opportunity to share a few recipes. Ontario residents can pick up a free copy of Food&Drink at their local LCBO. I thought I’d celebrate the occasion by sharing another one of my beer cocktail recipes online: Moustache 4.5 oz King Brewery Vienna Lager 1/4oz Crown Royal Rye Whisky 1/4oz Martini Rosso […]


Cask! is collaborating with the fine folk at Volo on Cask Days 2011 Seminars

Posted October 19, 2011 | 4:02 pm, by Mirella

Over at Cask! we’ve collaborated with the Volo team to organize three seminars on cask-conditioned ale on October 29th, followed by a Cask! Social. Each seminar is accompanied by a one-off beer that was brewed especially for the occasion! Admission costs are $10 per session, or $25 for all. 
This includes one glass of cask-ale per session plus seminar discussion. BUY TICKETS HERE   Here is more info on the three sessions: SESSION #1 – HOW TO MAKE CASK-ALE Hosted […]


Ontario Brewer is dedicating a whole season to food pairings

Posted October 11, 2011 | 2:57 pm, by Mirella

The first podcast of the new 2011-2012 season of Ontario Brewer was posted today. This year, we’re going to be focusing on pairing beer with food. We’ve enlisted four food specialists to help create fantastic food pairings for various Ontario Craft Brewers brands. Nickel Brook Beer & Cheese This first podcast features the brands of Nickel Brook, and the second part of the podcast (which will be released in two weeks) will feature cheese pairings suggested by Michael Simpson from Leslieville […]


fab Magazine

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:27 pm, by nadine

Beer is a fantastic, delicious and complex beverage,” says Mirella Amato, the founder of Beerology, a company that focuses on beer education. “We have such an amazing selection available in Ontario right now. I think people are curious to find out more, what beers they like and why.”…


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Toronto Star

Posted September 14, 2011 | 8:21 pm, by nadine

As Pierre Levert sipped one of two Kolsch-style ales before him, he had no doubt which one was from Quebec. “I’m not chauvinist, but I prefer this one, because it has so much more flavour. There’s a lot more bitterness. It’s from Quebec for sure,”…


Episode 13 – Bottles vs Cans

Posted January 1, 2009 | 10:40 pm, by Mirella

Mirella asks Marvin Dyck from Wellington Brewery and George Eagelson from F&M Brewery what the advantages and disadvantages are to packaging beer in Bottles or in Cans.


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