Events: "Draft System- Derrived Off-Flavors" - Wisconsin Draft Day -
Thursday, May 19
"Focus on Flavor" - National
Homebrewers Conference, Seattle, WA - June 21 to 23
American Beer and Cheese -
pairing event - CommonWealth Oakland, CA - Sunday August 5th
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Nicole is the fourth person, first
woman and youngest person to acchieve the title of Master Cicerone
(R). This Certification culminated from 2 days of intensive written,
oral, and tasting exams which were proctored and graded by highly
respected and experienced members of the beer industry. Of the 11
candidates that sat for the exam in November of 2011, Nicole was the
only new Master Cicerone to emerge.
Nicole has made television, print and radio appearances, but her
passion remains in connecting people with quality beer. Her beer
education and beer and food pairing events are aimed at the curious,
but casual consumer, but are also toothesome enough for knowledgeable
Beer Menu Consulting
the breadth of options available, there's no reason your beer list
shouldn't be stellar. Nicole can create a unique and stunning beer list
to suit your themes - whether draft or bottles, 6 beers or 60.
Beer Dinners and Events
Nicole's passion is connecting
people with great beer and creating
spectacular food and beer pairings that elevate both the cuisine and
the beer itself. Whether casually on your menu or more formally at a
sit-down beer dinner, pairings are a great offering to your
customers when properly executed.
She is also available for speaking
can cover topics suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Nicole provides education through
the Cicerone Certification Program. Please visit www.cicerone.org or
Coming Summer of 2012
Beer expert, beer questions,
beer consulting, beer and food, beer holidays, beer answers, beer
experts, beer dinner, beer cuisine, news appearances, beer analyst,
beer tasting, beer flights, beer menu, beer list, ale, lager, gastro
pub, gastropub, beer sommelier, beer steward, beer for food, high end
beer, gourmet beer, craft beer, beer day, beer week, bay area beer,
beer event, beer events, beer specialist, beer education, beer
knowledge, how is beer made, teaching about beer, learning about beer,
Sensory Analysis for Homebrewers
- 18 Reasons
April 23rd, 2012
Part of the 4-part "Homebrew Nerd-Out" Course, Nicole led a group of
new homebrewers through the most important process of homebrewing:
tasting. Six common off flavors were sampled and participants learned
about sensory technique.
Blind Tasting with a Master Cicerone - SF Beer Week
February 13th, 2012 at
In this talk and workshop, participants learned principals of tasting
and learned to lean on their senses to make conclusions about four
Beer and Cheese
British Isles - SF Beer Week
February 12th, 2012
February 13th, 2011
CommonWealth, Oakland CA
British pub, Commonwealth, hosts a beer and cheese pairing featuring
fine cheeses and ales from Scotland, England and Ireland. Certified
Cicerone Nicole Erny has crafted the pairings to highlight the rich
traditions of beer and cheese making in the U.K.
Network - the Sunday Session
Monday August 22, 2011
A talk about better beer vocabulary
at the Lafayette Park Hotel
"A Night with the Trappists"
28th, 2011 Lafayette, CA
A 6 course meal with beer pairings presented by Nicole. Follow the link
to see the full menu.
American Beer Festival
18th ant 19th 2010, Denver CO
Nicole represented the Cicerone Program
Beer School at The Trappist
series of tasting classes all about Belgian Beer!
28th 2010, Oakland CA
pm come talk to a Cicerone about beer and food!
Brewing Network - the Sunday Session
about the creative approach to tasting with the raucous BN Army
Beer Dinner at the Lafayette Park Hotel
2010, Lafayette, CA
5 course meal with beer pairings presented by Nicole