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A beer sommelier, is a professional who works in the alcoholic beverage industry specializing in the service and knowledge of beer. This knowledge includes an understanding of styles, brewing, constituent ingredients, history of beer and brewing, glassware, draught systems, and food pairing.[2] The profession is relatively new but growing.[3]

There are a number of private organizations that offer courses and certification as a beer sommelier, not always using this term, but one of their own creation (and trade mark).[4] The Siebel Institute of Technology offers one such certification program. Beer connoisseur Ray Daniels also has a certification program, with "Master Cicerone" as the highest rank that can be achieved.[5]

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  1. ^ Shore, Randy (26 April 2011). "Vancouver Craft Beer Week". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  2. ^ Stanley, John (26 April 2011). "Cicerones tapped for beer-food pairing tips". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  3. ^ LaVilla, Joseph (2009). The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook: A Guide to Styles and Service. John Wiley. p. 395. ISBN 9780470138847.
  4. ^ Stanley, John (17 June 2010). "Cicerone title means knowing a bit more than 'tastes great, less filling'". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  5. ^ Smith, Jackie (22 February 2010). "More than just beer: Kalamazoo's Andrew Van Til, the world's only Master Cicerone, shares some of his craft beer knowledge". Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved 27 April 2011.

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