Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

NPR- August 24, 2013

If you’ve been to a fancy restaurant, you’ve probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don’t want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge to the world of malt and hops by turning out batches of certified beer experts known as Cicerones.

My pub on the corner hasn’t enrolled one.
Suffice it to say, “Quick, pour me a cold one!”

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