A beer sommelier, also called a cicerone, is a trained professional who works in the hospitality and alcoholic beverage industry specializing in the service and knowledge of beer. The knowledge required for certification includes an understanding of styles, brewing, ingredients, history of beer and brewing, glassware, beer service, draught systems, beer tasting and food pairings. The profession is relatively new but growing.
2 Education and certification
The work of a beer sommelier is varied due to its infancy and the
broadness of the beer and brewing industry. Typically people who
qualify through one of the accreditation schemes, work in the
hospitality industry and will have responsibility for choosing and
purchasing beer, oversee its correct storage and service, attend
customers and educate staff. In the brewing industry, beer sommeliers
may take tours and tastings as well as be sales representatives. In
the retail industry, they may be in charge of the buying and selection
of beers available for purchase. Self-employed beer sommeliers may
undertake a range of jobs including pub and restaurant consulting and
staff training, beer writing, hosting tasting events and beer judging
for competitions at festivals, as well as in print for beer reviews.
Education and certification
There are a number of private organisations that offer courses and
certification for individuals as a beer sommelier, not always using
this term, but one of their own creation (and trademark).
One of the largest certification being the "Cicerone" program, which
is a registered trademark of The Craft
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