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Month: January 2016

Big Beers 2016: Big Beers, Small crowds, Grand Beer Education

Ray Daniels, founder and director of the Cicerone Certification Program stands in front of 75 early risers eager to learn more about what makes a great beer. Daniels is a light hearted guy who takes his beer seriously. He dives into how barley is turned into malts, how to taste and smell a beer, and what language to use to describe said flavors. Dr. Nicole Garneau dovetails nicely off Daniel’s in her seminar: “Beer I.Q: The Science Behind Flavors,” which teaches beer nerds about how we have come to love bitter IPA’s, and how flavor is a personal experience....

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Big Beers Festival, Vail Co. January 7th-9th 2016

There are certain events you hear about when you take the plunge into the craft beer world that are must-do’s. The most obvious include The Great American Beer Festival and Colorado’s Brewer Festival. Among the lesser known is Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines Festival in Vail Colorado; a winter paradise that features small crowds and direct access to world class brewers pouring their own beers. January 7th-9th, join Julia Herz and Chef Adam Dulye from the Brewer’s Association for Brewmaster’s dinners , mingle with the who’s who of the beer world, sip on Belgian rarities that will heat you...

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