Archive for February, 2010

Images of a Mad Beer Taster

February 13, 2010

Some days are good days for beer tasting.


Are You Loyal?

February 11, 2010

Part of the motivation behind The Beer Trials is to help people break out of their comfort zones, beer-wise, and find new beers and styles that fit their palates. The tendency to stick with what we know is a normal, human one—it’s one of the central pieces of the wonderful The Omnivore’s Dilemma—but the downsides are obvious.


A Cicerone Is You!

February 9, 2010

I’ve been feeling guilty about not posting here more often, but between the book work, a housemate moving out, and prepping our house for some remodeling, there’s been little time. But I have managed to find the time to share this: I’ve just received the results of the exam I took in Vail. I have earned the right to call myself a Certified Cicerone™.

I wrote about the Cicerone program last month. I’ve since discovered that Cicerone program founder Ray Daniels has a pretty sweet twitter feed that he uses to post beer style info and trivia.