We managed to get our hands on some beers brewed in America! And that's something, because they aren't easy to get around here.
If you think being a biersommelier is all about trying the newest and best beers and drinking all kind of nice stuff, think again ... Training for becoming a biersommelier puts beer and flavours in a whole new perspective, and unfortunately not all is well in paradise.
I told you about the Dutch championships, well, a week ago I was at the world championships Biersommelier! Dennis Kort, Pepijn van der Waa and Hubert Hecker were the Dutch delegation and Maurus, Uwe, Frans and I joined them as their cheerleaders.
As soon as I heard that I passed the level 1 exams I signed up for level 2. Level 2 consists of 12 (actually 13) detailed lessons about everything you can imagine beer related, but like every course in the end you have just scratched the surface.
Did you know that how you handle your bought beers affects the taste, fragrance and quality of the beer almost as much as the brewing process itself?
I want to participate in the Dutch championships in 2020. Not to win - not saying that wouldn't be nice - but mainly to participate in the first three rounds, test myself on my knowledge and tasting abilities ánd as a bonus...