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Behind the Brew: Beer Tasting 101

Date: 07/23/2020

Time: 6:00pm
Where: LMHQ, Virtual,

The flavors and types of craft beer available are ever-expanding! From hazy IPAs, to tart farmhouse ales, and even the classic American pilsner, beer is more enjoyable when you can appreciate the nuances of its flavors. 
  • The four key flavors found in beer are malt, hops, yeast and additives
  • Identifying these flavors can help you determine the country of origin for the beer, as different countries have different flavor profiles
  • Wild yeast and bacteria are responsible for the taste of sour beers
  • Anyone can become a certified cicerone through self-driven study!


About Our Workshop Leader
Mandy Naglich is an Advanced Cicerone, National Homebrew Competition gold medalist, and writer. She covers food, travel, and beer for a variety of print and online publications including Food & Wine, Vice, Taste of Home, Vinepair and other outlets. As an AROXA certified Beer Taster, her sensory expertise and wildly popular blind tasting classes have been covered in publications and podcasts like The Sporkful, The New York Times, SevenFifty Daily, Vice, and 
Mandy’s homebrewed Belgian beers regularly win accolades at sanctioned competitions including multiple first place awards at the New York Regional Competition held by the American Homebrew Association. She is the homebrew advice columnist for VinePair. Mandy lives, writes, and brews in New York City but you can follow her beer adventures around the world at @beerswithmandy.  

This workshop was presented as part of LMHQ’s Community Spotlight workshop series. This series is designed to highlight and amplify the voices of our talented community. If you are interested in working with us to produce a virtual event or event series or would like to suggest a topic for an event, please complete this form and a staff member will be in touch. 


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