“Beerology” by Mirella Amato Coming This Month from Random House


TORONTO, ONRandom House of Canada has announced the upcoming release of Beerology, the first book from Toronto-based beer educator, writer, and Master Cicerone Mirella Amato.

Tagged as being “the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer,” Beerology has the following description provided by the publisher:

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 — Light and Refreshing, Rich and Mellow, Bright and Lively, and Complex and Soothing — 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.

To mark the book’s release, Amato will be holding launch events on Tuesday May 13th in Toronto at C’est What (67 Front St. E.), and on Thursday June 12th in Montreal at Le Reservoir (9 Ave. Duluth E.). For more details, see the Beerology Events page.

Beerology will be officially released on May 27th, and can be pre-ordered now via Amazon, Indigo, and McNally Robinson. The 192 page paperback has a suggested retail price of $24.95.

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