Mastering Beer & Food Pairing brought to you by Beerology®

This online course is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide that will show you how to master pairing beer with food. 

It comprises five sections, each of which is divided into short bite-size video lessons. Each section builds on the content of the previous one, increasing your understanding of food pairing theory and improving your ability to confidently pair beer with food. 

The goal is to fill your beer and food pairing toolbox with all the information you need to consistently put together great pairings, so that this skill becomes second-nature. Lessons come with worksheets, activities, quizzes, homework and assignments that will help strengthen and confirm your understanding, along the way. 

Having completed Mastering Beer & Food Pairing, brought to you by Beerology®, you will be able to find the perfect beer to compliment any food so you can create exceptional dining experiences.

PLEASE NOTE: This course starts at an intermediate level. You should already be familiar with styles and comfortable tasting and describing beers before you register.

How it Works

This course is self-guided and can be taken anytime anywhere. 

Lessons are short but packed with information. To get the most out of them, take the course over six weeks, which takes around 2-3 hours a week. Tasting exercises can be completed with whichever beers you like. Here is more detailed information to help you plan your study:

  • The course starts with a 'Welcome!' section that will take 30min.
  • Beer and food pairing lessons are divided into 5 Sections. It's best to do one section a week, spending one hour on the video lessons, quizzes and tasting exercise.
  • Weekly homework and course project work will take around 30min to complete. It is best to do them a few days after the section. They help reinforce what you have learned.
  • Weekly assignments vary in length.
  • The wrap-up section ('Next steps') takes 5min to complete .



The 'Welcome' section of Mastering Beer & Food Pairing brought to you by Beerology®  has more information, including a sample course calendar as well as five tips for success with online learning.  


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Beer & Food Pairing Badge

Show prospective employers that you can pair beer with food

The Beer & Food Pairing badge that you will receive upon completion is verified and validated proof that you understand beer and food pairing theory and can put this theory into practice. This micro credential shows potential employers and colleague that you know how to pair beer with food. It can easily be added to your LinkedIn profile, email signature and website and shared on social media.


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Course Reviews

Here's what graduates are saying about the course

Gilbert "Charlie" Perez

5 star rating

“This was a wonderful course! Mirella has laid comprehensive lessons that flow naturally and make use of any pre-existing knowledge about Food and Beer. While this course is not intended for beginners, it is a fantastic resource for anyone who take...”

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“This was a wonderful course! Mirella has laid comprehensive lessons that flow naturally and make use of any pre-existing knowledge about Food and Beer. While this course is not intended for beginners, it is a fantastic resource for anyone who takes this industry seriously. If you are studying for any higher-level Cicerone Certification or just want to improve on your pairing techniques, this course is highly recommended. Worth every penny and more! Cheers, Gilbert "Charlie" Perez, Advanced Cicerone® Terms of Enbeerment”

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Carlos Clemente

5 star rating

“Through the course I developed a systematic approach to beer and food pairing. It helped me understand and organize pairing info in a logical and simple manner and now I am more mindful of the traits in beer and food and how they interact to make ...”

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“Through the course I developed a systematic approach to beer and food pairing. It helped me understand and organize pairing info in a logical and simple manner and now I am more mindful of the traits in beer and food and how they interact to make a synergistic pairing. I really enjoyed the course and now I have the tools to be more proficient in pairing and enjoy the beer and food pairing journey. ”

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Christa Sobier

5 star rating

“As a woman-owned craft beer store and bar, customers ask me all the time what food to pair with their beers. This course breaks down the reasons why certain flavors work together. You'll learn simple tricks and guidelines for understanding interac...”

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“As a woman-owned craft beer store and bar, customers ask me all the time what food to pair with their beers. This course breaks down the reasons why certain flavors work together. You'll learn simple tricks and guidelines for understanding interactions between beer and food combinations. With the tools that Mirella teaches, thinking about pairings becomes less intimidating and more intuitive. You should have a strong understanding of beer styles and be excited to dive deep into different food ingredients and dishes. This course is a must for any professionals in the craft beer industry (or even for beer enthusiasts and brewers) who want to enhance their sensory experience with beer and food. ”

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Josh Lindsay

5 star rating

“"Mastering Beer & Food Pairing" is an amazing online course that is not only informative, but engaging, and truly a must for anyone presenting beer & food pairings. I took the course in preparation for my Advanced Cicerone Exam but even as...”

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“"Mastering Beer & Food Pairing" is an amazing online course that is not only informative, but engaging, and truly a must for anyone presenting beer & food pairings. I took the course in preparation for my Advanced Cicerone Exam but even as someone who has been hosting beer dinners, publishing beer pairings, and teaching beer for more than 5 years, I was able to learn new concepts and build upon my existing knowledge base. Mirella has a wealth of knowledge and I was very excited to learn from her experience and look forward to using these new strategies to improve the experiences I create.”

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Theodore Casser

5 star rating

“Beer is such a versatile beverage - with so many different styles of beer, and so much of a variety of food, it's daunting to think about how best to go about pairing the two to show both off to their advantage. This course was fun, easy to follo...”

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“Beer is such a versatile beverage - with so many different styles of beer, and so much of a variety of food, it's daunting to think about how best to go about pairing the two to show both off to their advantage. This course was fun, easy to follow, and very constructive in helping me to build a toolset to feel confident creating pairings of my own, on my own, in the real world.”

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Jeremy Storton

5 star rating

“As an Advanced Cicerone®, I wish I had this class while prepping for Certified and above. Master Cicerone® Mirella Amato raised my awareness about pairing beyond my previous experience in food and beer. I learned how to take a systematic approac...”

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“As an Advanced Cicerone®, I wish I had this class while prepping for Certified and above. Master Cicerone® Mirella Amato raised my awareness about pairing beyond my previous experience in food and beer. I learned how to take a systematic approach to pairing rather than relying strictly on my gut and experience. We also covered advanced strategies I hadn't considered before. This class is a must for anyone who wants to be a professional and educate or lead in the beer and food space. ”

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Matt Myler

5 star rating

“Mirella's beer and food pairing masterclass wasn't just a fun experience—it was foundational to a lot of knowledge I can build on as I continue to hone my pairing skills. Between the highly informative lessons, homework assignments, tasting and pa...”

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“Mirella's beer and food pairing masterclass wasn't just a fun experience—it was foundational to a lot of knowledge I can build on as I continue to hone my pairing skills. Between the highly informative lessons, homework assignments, tasting and pairing activities, and Mirella's invaluable feedback, I feel much more confident and excited to share my love of beer and food pairings with the world.”

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Jonny Tyson

5 star rating

“As a Beer Educator, teaching beer and food pairing is always a challenge. Going over any more than the basics is tough in a short amount of time. Mirella has created an amazing tool that takes the student on a journey that builds on their knowledg...”

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“As a Beer Educator, teaching beer and food pairing is always a challenge. Going over any more than the basics is tough in a short amount of time. Mirella has created an amazing tool that takes the student on a journey that builds on their knowledge from module to module, and allows them to learn in their own time, supported by easy to understand videos and exercises. The course also works for more experienced Beer Sommeliers/Cicerones as it takes food pairing skills to the next level. I would highly recommend this for anyone who loves making beer and food truly work together from new starters to seasoned pros!”

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Dominic Charbonneau

5 star rating

“Very complete, step by step course that gives a great outcome. I strongly recommend it to anyone that wishes to become good at food pairing.”

“Very complete, step by step course that gives a great outcome. I strongly recommend it to anyone that wishes to become good at food pairing.”

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John Larsen

5 star rating

“This was an excellent course. I learned many new things in an interesting way. I'm looking forward to putting this knowledge into practice. ”

“This was an excellent course. I learned many new things in an interesting way. I'm looking forward to putting this knowledge into practice. ”

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Thomas Braibant

5 star rating

“This course includes lots of tricks that help navigate towards the true Beer and Food pairing journey. It gives complete and impressive data to fully grasp the full, complex spectrum of beer and food alliance !”

“This course includes lots of tricks that help navigate towards the true Beer and Food pairing journey. It gives complete and impressive data to fully grasp the full, complex spectrum of beer and food alliance !”

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Ronald Andrews

5 star rating

“I got a lot of valuable information from the class. I think I'm pretty good at pairings, but I feel like I will be even better since completing the course. It even prompted me to by Mirella's book, Beerology.”

“I got a lot of valuable information from the class. I think I'm pretty good at pairings, but I feel like I will be even better since completing the course. It even prompted me to by Mirella's book, Beerology.”

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