The Cicerone Certification Program has announced that Shane McNamara has become the first Australian Master Cicerone.
Four staff at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda have now become Certified Cicerones in the world’s leading beer training programme.
The Australian beer scene looks to be heading in a positive direction, Cicerone founder Ray Daniels has declared, as he prepares to stage the program’s first ever exam on Australian soil.
Brian Fitzgerald, Director of Artisan Brewing in Denmark, WA has become the first Australian resident to pass the examination to become a Certified Cicerone—a professional credential for beer experts much like the sommelier exams taken by wine specialists. Fitzgerald joins only 221 other beer professionals globally who have passed the rigorous exam since 2008. “As… Read more →
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