Do you want to learn more about beer? Do you want to do a guided personal or corporate tasting?
Vancouver now has a way to do this in Drink Smarter.
Paul Pyne is a certified Cicerone and a craft beer consultant. Not only is he a Cicerone but he is also an Industry Professional and an Instructor in craft beer courses.
If you are wanting to get into craft beer he can do a guided tasting of some good entry level beers. He can also do very specialized tastings be it to a certain style, Country or Theme. These tastings are not limited to private events either you can also have these tasting for your company. Recently I was invited out to a specialized tasting with a few of my industry counterparts. Seeing as we are not just your average consumer Paul set us up with some seriously cool beers.
I have lost my notes of the beers we tasted but the following are what we tried.
Gulden Draak – 2016 Limited Edition Aged in Whisky Barrels 03/2016.
Brekeriet – Sourley Wine (Sour Barley Wine)
Hornbeer – Caribbean Rumstout
Straffe Hendrik – Heritage 2015 Quadrupel a Armagnac Oak Aged Ale
Le Trou du Diable – L’Ours
This was one of the best tastings I have every been to. The beers were amazing and Paul had done a tone of research about the breweries and the beers themselves. I would highly recommend checking out one of this tastings or hiring him for a private tasting and education session.