Master Cicerone
Brewmaster
Certified Sommelier
Consultant
à la Bière
San Francisco
Consultant à la Bière
Master Cicerone


Public Speaking Resume

Presenter & Event Curator, “Appreciate the Craft”
Landmark, Hong Kong, October 20, 2016

Panelist, “Bringing Beer To Your Beverage Program”
Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, LA, July 20, 2016

Presenter, “Perfecting On-Premise Staff Training”
Craft Brewers Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2016

Co-Presenter, “Cheese & Beer Pairing 101 with Laura Werlin and Rich Higgins”
The Battery, San Francisco, CA, February 2, 2016

Presenter & Cicerone, “Beer Dinner: Feast of French Flanders”
Bon Marché Brasserie, San Francisco, CA, January 26, 2016

Presenter, “French Farmhouse Beer Tasting & Pairing”
Bon Marché Brasserie, San Francisco, CA, November 5, 2015

Presenter, “Origins of Hoppy Beers”
The Beer Hall, San Francisco, CA, October 27, 2015

Panelist, “Bringing Balance to Beverage Menus”
Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA, October 20, 2015

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Acidity & Sour Beer”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, October 14, 2015

Presenter & Moderator, “Pilsner’s New Craft Revival Panel with Matt Brynildson, Sam Calagione, and Vinnie Cilurzo”
Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO, September 26, 2015

Presenter, “Sour Beer Primer at Nightlife”
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, September 3, 2015

Presenter, “Backyard Barbecue Beers & Grilled Pairings”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, July 1, 2015

Presenter, “Tasting Beyond the Scoresheet”
National Homebrewers Conference, San Diego, CA, June 12, 2015

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Yeast”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, April 8, 2015

Presenter & Cicerone, “Beer Dinner: Vegan Valentine’s Pink Beer Dinner”
Citizen Fox @ Naked Kitchen, San Francisco, CA, February 12, 2015

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Food Pairing Techniques”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2015

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Oak-Aged”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2015

Presenter, “Tasting Beyond the Scoresheet”
SF Homebrewers Guild, Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco, CA, January 20, 2015

Presenter, “Beers Worth Celebrating”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2014

Presenter and Co-Curator, “California Beer & Whiskey Extravaganza”
MatrixFillmore, San Francisco, CA, November 11, 2014

Co-Instructor, “Oktoberfest Food & Beer Cooking Class”
San Francisco Cooking School, San Francisco, CA, October 13, 2014

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Sour Beers”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, August 13, 2014

Presenter, “Pilsner Journey: Exploring the Regional and Technical Variations of Pilsner”
Barrel Head Brewhouse, San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2014

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Hops”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, July 29, 2014

Presenter, “Blind Tasting Like a Cicerone”
DCanter Wines, Washington, DC, April 24, 2014

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Malt”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2014

Presenter, “Terroir de Sonoma Beer & Cheese Pairing Seminar”
CA Artisan Cheese Festival, Petaluma, CA, March 22, 2014

Presenter & Cicerone, “Beer & Barbecue Pairing Class and Lunch”
Southpaw BBQ, San Francisco, CA, February 22, 2014

Presenter, “Rich Higgins Beer Workshop: Food Pairing Techniques”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, February 15, 2014

Presenter, “Science of Beer Cravings Seminar at Nightlife”
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, February 13, 2014

Presenter, “Trappist Tasting Tour”
MatrixFillmore, San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2014

Presenter, “IPA & Food Pairing Seminar”
Beer Talks with Almanac Beer Co., Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA, February 8, 2014

Presenter, “Harvest Beer and Food Pairings”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, October 16, 2013

Presenter, “Beyond the Spicy Frontier: New Strategies for Pairing IPAs Perfectly with Food”
Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO, October 12, 2013

Presenter & Cicerone, “Beer Dinner: Breaking Tradition”
Mizuna, Denver, CO, October 9, 2013

Instructor, “Sour Beer Class”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, June 25, 2013

Co-Presenter, “Pre-SAVOR Beer Bootcamp” co-hosted with Samuel Merritt
Jimmy’s No. 43, New York, NY, June 13 2013

Presenter, “Drinking & Brewing Like the Belgians”
Pizza Paradiso Georgetown, Washington, DC, June 10, 2013

Presenter, “Rusticity & Elegance: Contemporary Beers That Celebrate A Hint Of The Past,”
Seventh Son Brewing Co., Columbus, OH, June 5, 2013

Co-Presenter, “Cheese Meets Beer” co-hosted with Janet Fletcher
California Artisan Cheese Festival, Petaluma, CA, March 23, 2013

Instructor, “Springtime Beer and Food Pairings,”
18 Reasons, San Francisco, March 6, 2013

Instructor, “Barleywine Off-Flavors Seminar”
The Toronado, San Francisco, February 15, 2013

Instructor, “Certified Cicerone Exam Preparation Courses” over 35 hours of class time
Public House, The Toronado, and Steep Brew, San Francisco, December 2012 – July 2013

Presenter, “East Coast and West Coast Beer and Cheeses” From Ales To Fromage: Explorations in Beer and Cheese
Public House, San Francisco, November 8, 2012

Co-Presenter, “Farmhouse Beers and Farmhouse Cheeses” From Ales To Fromage: Explorations in Beer and Cheese
Piccino, San Francisco, October 3, 2012

Panelist, “Cowgirls and Brewers: Beer and Cheese Pairs”
SF Chefs Festival Seminar, Union Square, San Francisco, August 5, 2012

Co-Presenter, “Lamb Butchery and Beer Pairing”
SF Chefs Festival Preview Event, Ferry Building, San Francisco, July 14, 2012

Co-Presenter, “Nerdy and Natural: Mid-City Beer Hike”
SF Beer Week 2012 Seminar and Tour on Intersections of Beer Culture, Land Use and Natural Resources, Mt. Sutro, San Francisco, February 18, 2012

Instructor, “Beer History and Food Pairing Courses” over 16 hours of class time
Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, San Francisco, November, 2011 – February 2012

Co-Presenter, “Beer and Salumi Pairing”
SF Chefs Festival Preview Event, Ferry Building, San Francisco, July 23, 2011

Presenter, “Drinking Like a Master Cicerone: How To Fully Taste and Evaluate Beer”
Social Kitchen & Brewery, SF, February 19, 2011

Moderator, “Brewing Industry Forefathers and Pioneers Panel with Matt Brynildson, Mark Carpenter, Vinnie Cilurzo, Brian Hunt, Shaun O’Sullivan, Pete Slosberg, and Terence Sullivan”
SF Beer Week 2011 Opening Gala, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, February 13, 2011

Co-Presenter, “La Fromagère & Der Braumeister: Artisan Cheese and Beer Pairing with Monteillet Fromagerie”
Social Kitchen & Brewery, San Francisco, July 29, 2010

Moderator, “Technical Brewing Panel with Todd Ashman, John Gillooly, Dan Gordon, and Lars Larson”
SF Beer Week 2010 Panel Series, Courtyard by Marriott, San Francisco, February 9, 2010

Moderator, “Wood-Aging Panel with Tom Griffin, Denise Jones, Don Payne, and David Smith”
SF Beer Week 2010 Panel Series, Courtyard by Marriott, San Francisco, February 8, 2010

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