#CareerInspo: What Does a Beer Sommelier Do?

Published as part of FLARE‘s 9-5 series.

What are the biggest things you want people to know about beer? You should always pour your beer into a glass and you should always smell it before you drink it. Your nose picks up around 10,000 aromas but your tongue, as far as we know, only can pick out six different flavours. So if you’re not smelling your beer, you’re not tasting it. A lot of people also complain that beer makes them feel bloated, but it’s actually over-carbonated in the bottle or can and the brewer intends for you to pour it out. That releases a ton of those bubbles so you can drink it without feeling extra full. Those are my two top tips for increasing the enjoyment of beer in your life.

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