Believe it or not, we will make your palate better by making the beer taste worse. Your class will cover proper tasting techniques, tips and tricks for identifying 8 common off-flavors, and their origins in beer. With a self quiz at the end you will be armed with more beer drinking knowledge than 99% of the 40,000 people roaming the convention center halls.
A little about Melissa so you know she's legit:
Melissa's passion for beer began while studying Biology at the University of Delaware and working for Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant. After 5 years at Iron Hill, she relocated to Colorado and joined the Quality Assurance Department at Avery Brewing Company where she developed and managed their sensory program. Melissa is also a Certified Cicerone® and BJCP Recognized Judge. She considers herself an ambassador for quality beer and enjoys sharing her knowledge of brewing science, best practices, and flavor chemistry.