Archive for February, 2010

Images of a Mad Beer Taster

February 13, 2010


Some days are good days for beer tasting.
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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.

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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.