Renowned beer sommeliers Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaun loved beer so much, they created a community to celebrate the beverage. With the creation of The Beer Chicks, Perozzi and Beaun work to get the word out that beer can be pleasurable to anyone’s palate – you just have to find the right one for you. Watch The Beer Chicks talk with genConnect about changing the perception around beer:
The dynamic duo hopes to change events like the Food & Wine Classic to the Food & Wine & Beer Classic, with the intention of redefining people’s perception of beer.
“We want people to think differently,” Beaun added. “If you’re having a fine cheese, why not have a Belgian-style double [ale]? There’s no reason to just use beer to wash back food. That’s very limited.”
Watch beer pros Perozzi and Beaun share some of their favorite craft beers with genConnect:
So, what is a craft beer? “The definition has changed over time,” Perozzi told genConnect. “It used to mean a brewery that produced only or less than fifteen thousand barrels a year. But now it’s not about the quantity, it’s about the quality. It’s about what kind of grains do you use, what kind of care do you take … what kind of expertise do you have in making the beer and ultimately how good is it.”
For more beer recommendations, visit The Beer Chicks website and pick up their latest book, The Naked Brewer: Fearless Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Rule-breaking Recipes, which will be published in October 2012.
genConnect was credentialed press at the 2012 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., where we interviewed the top chefs, wine experts and culinary gurus from the event. For more of our video interviews and articles from the 30th Annual Food & Wine Classic, click here.
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