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Check out my book!

December 12, 2018


Beerology CoasterMy first book, Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More, is now widely available both in hard copy and e-book format!

If you’d like to have a sneak peak, both & have a ‘Look inside’ feature activated.

You can also find links to online retailers that carry my book in The Book section of my website as well as a link through which you can find an independent bookstore in your area that carries it.

About the book:

If you’ve ever experienced the pleasure of a pint, Beerology is the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer.

Photo by Elvis Deane

THERE IS a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves. For the average beer lover, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato – one of only seven Certified Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. With an advanced brewing certificate behind her, readers will be in expert hands as they navigate the multifaceted world of beer, guided by Amato’s refreshingly accessible style.

Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storage and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting. Amato presents beer styles in four groups—Refreshing, Mellow, Striking, and Captivating—covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to brands that exemplify each type. She then gives tips on hosting beer-tasting parties at home, complete with beer games, and includes a chapter dedicated to beer cocktails (who’s in for a delicious cucumber Pils?). Her original take on pairing beer with food—including chocolate and cheese—is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.

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Learn how to pair beer with food!

November 8, 2021


I’ve just launched my first online course: Mastering Beer & Food Pairing, brought to you by
Beerology®. This online course is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide that will show you how to master pairing beer with food. 

It comprises five sections, each of which is divided into short bite-size video lessons. Each section builds on the content of the previous one, increasing your understanding of food pairing theory and improving your ability to confidently pair beer with food.

The goal is to fill your beer and food pairing toolbox with all the information you need to consistently put together great pairings, so that this skill becomes second-nature. Lessons come with worksheets, activities, quizzes, homework and assignments that will help strengthen and confirm your understanding, along the way.

Having completed Mastering Beer & Food Pairing, brought to you by Beerology®, you will be able to find the perfect beer to compliment any food so you can create exceptional dining experiences.

PLEASE NOTE: This course starts at an intermediate level. You should already be familiar with styles and comfortable tasting and describing beers before you register.