Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer...Even More
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About the Author
Mirella Amato has dedicated herself to promoting local beer and beer appreciation since 2007. She is the first non-US resident to earn the title of Master Cicerone. Mirella is a National Level BJCP judge and has sat on juries for the Canadian Brewing Awards, the Great American Beer Festival, the European Beer Star and the World Beer Cup. She was the recipient of the 2012 OCB Centre of Excellence Industry Choice Award in Food & Beer Matching Development.Mirella regularly conducts fun and informative guided tastings and food pairing workshops internationally. She also provides staff training and consulting to pubs, restaurants and breweries. She can frequently be heard on CBC Radio and her writing has appeared in a number of beer magazines. Mirella lives in Toronto. This is her first book.
--Torontoist.com "The book is easy to read, informative while being fun....This can really help you identify what you enjoy or dislike about particular styles so that you can seek out beers that you are more likely to enjoy....It is also great for someone who is trying to help a less experienced beer drinker explore the world of beer."
- D.C.Füd "One of the best things about "Beerology" is the way that Amato presents beer styles. Beers are grouped by character -- refreshing, mellow, striking, captivating, and brews beyond -- giving novice drinkers an easy entree to comprehending the dizzying array of styles being brewed... It's informative without being overwhelming."
- Star Tribune "It's an easy yet captivating read that never feels pretentious or long winded. Amato's goal seems apparent to me: she wants to get people interested and involved in beer by making it fun, educational, engaging, and just plain interesting."
- Beerism "She covers such topics as the basics of the brewing process, beer styles, tasting and food pairings with a direct and elucidative style....her chapters on hosting tasting parties and food pairings will make you excited to delve deeper into the world of craft beer."
- L.A. Times "Mirella Amato is not just a beer educator. She is a beer evangelist. Taking a unique approach, she demystifies the appreciation of the entire diverse craft beer spectrum. Learning about something as joyful and alluring as great beer should be as fun as it is educational and Mirella makes it so."
--Sam Calagione, President and Founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Beerology will transform a beer novice into an enlightened beer enthusiast. Better still, it will teach many enthusiasts how to have even more fun with their beer. It's a fine addition to any library. "
--Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and Editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer "I am a beer zealot. Probably no secret. What may not be widely understood however is the sheer inner joy and peace that one can achieve from this particular type of zealotry. Should you chose to barrel down this path of freedom yourself, or even just wander along it for a spell, this book is a tremendous tool. No longer do we have to be bound by the industrial brewers' chains of oppression. No longer do we have to accept the mediocre! Free yourselves my brothers & sisters with this righteous book of knowledge!"
--Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co.