If you’re in the neighborhood or are looking for a reason to get to gorgeous Toronto, Ontario, Canada, come out to this tasty and energetic festival.
The entire team – Courtney, Les, Erin, Jeremy & Roger (that I’m familiar with so far) has been unfailingly helpful, enthusiastic and I super stoked for WEB to get there. Plus I’ve never spent any time in the largest city in Canada – though I can sing the national anthem, Oh Canada (previous life experience singing anthems at hockey games).
I’m ready for some fresh and tasty Canadian Beer, great camaraderie, and the food’s a’waiting! I also have the honor of being their first American to appear – it’s an opportunity to further the idea of beer education and get to know more beer lovers. What an honor!!!
I’m very grateful and excited for it. Here’s the bio of one of these fine folk, Roger Mittag, super accomplished beer comrade and educator:
Roger Mittag, Professor of Beer, Thirst for Knowledge Inc. (love that name!)
Roger Mittag, currently a Professor at Humber College’s renowned School of Hospitality, is also the founder of Canada’s leading beer education company, Thirst For Knowledge. He has been bringing his beer appreciation tips to Canadians since 1997 through a series of tasting seminars, beer dinners and educational events. He’s a consultant to several Canadian breweries bringing his extensive beer industry knowledge and enthusiastic approach to their sales and marketing teams. He has recently created Prud’homme Beer Certification, a sommelier style program for beer and the first such program in Canada. Roger also owns and operates, The Beer School, which offers beer courses to consumers.
Grilling Tent appearance: Sunday 7/28, 530 – 615 pm
I’ll be demonstrating 2 sauces – one cheese and one chocolate for my time in the Grilling Tent. Showing how easy and simple basic sauces are – that you can make on the grill. And how flexible and adaptable they are with tweaks and common ingredients to change and develop ne flavors to enjoy.
Cheers to Canada, fun beer people, and the great city of Toronto – see you soon!