The Art of Beer Presentations
Increase your beer knowledge with these in-depth presentations hosted by industry professionals. Admission is included with your World Beer Festival ticket, so grab a seat, have some beer and learn something new. The presentations will include samples of beer and the opportunity for questions after the presentations are finished.
Presentation by Adam Harold, Director of Beer Programs, WBF & AAB
12:45-1:30 p.m. and 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Beer can be overwhelming given the size, diversity and innovation of the beer industry today. This presentation will give you the building blocks to knowledge-ably enjoy beer no matter the setting. We will walk through core styles, vocabulary, history and ingredients all while sampling highly recommended beers from the pages of All About Beer Magazine.
Style Exploration with the Cicerone Certification Program
Presentation by Master Cicerone® Pat Fahey and Certified Cicerone® Virginia Thomas
1:45-2:15 p.m., and 7:45-8:15 p.m.
Join Master Cicerone® Pat Fahey and Certified Cicerone® Virginia Thomas from the Cicerone Certification Program in a style exploration demonstration.
In this demonstration, attendees will taste several samples of the same style from different breweries to learn about differences in flavor and their causes (process or ingredient derived).
You can join Fahey and Thomas the night before the World Beer Festival Raleigh as well at Taco Mac Cary, where they will deliver a seminar on Flavor Training by Cicerone. The seminar will include tasting techniques, beer flavors and their sources, off flavor identification, and more.
The hands-on class will include tasting of six commonly found off flavors (lightstruck, DMS, diacetyl, trans-2-nonenal, infection, and acetaldehyde), which are the six off flavors tested on the Certified Cicerone® exam. For tickets and more information on this event, click here.
Global Brewing and the “Brewmerang Effect”
Presentation by Jeff Cioletti
2:30-3:15 p.m. and 8:30-9:15 p.m.
The American beer revolution has had far-reaching impact around the globe. The great beer cultures of the world that inspired independent U.S. brewers—The U.K., Germany, Belgium, Ireland—are now being influenced by those same brewers. While they’re all still brewing world-class beer within their own specific traditions, they’re also adopting styles reinvented and re-popularized in the states. Call it the “Brewmerang Effect.” Meanwhile, back at home, America’s independent beer movement has been the driving force behind the emergence of other artisanal segments—from spirits to cider to mead. We’ll sample a few beers from up-and-coming brewers around the world, as well as homegrown innovations like hopped cider.
Jeff Cioletti is the author of The Year of Drinking Adventurously and founder of the beverage travel site, DrinkableGlobe.com. He’s the editor-at-large at Beverage World Magazine.