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The Hardest Beer Test In The World

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Jan 03, 2022
The Hardest Beer Test In The World
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Mandy Naglich is an award-winning home brewer who also writes and teaches about beer. Now she wants to become a Master Cicerone — basically the beer equivalent of a master sommelier. There are only 19 in the world, and just three are women. If Mandy wants to be number 20, she’ll need to pass a grueling two-day exam that includes identifying beers by taste and smell, pairing beers with food, and fixing a broken draft line. Dan selflessly offers himself up as Mandy’s beer-tasting study buddy, and we get a glimpse of the depth of her knowledge. But will it be enough for her to become a Master Cicerone?

To sign up for one of Mandy Naglich's virtual beer workshops, go to BeersWithMandy.com.

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

  • "Party Hop" by Jack Ventimiglia
  • "Hennepin" by James Buckley and Brian Bradley
  • "Happy Jackson" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt
  • "Bandstand" by Jack Ventimiglia
  • "Silver Bucket Seat" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt
  • "Lowtown" by Jack Ventimiglia
  • "Lost and Found" by Casey Hjelmberg
  • "Trip with You" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt

Photo courtesy of Mandy Naglich.

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