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Beer show host Nick Novak Youth Jersey Amy Sherman to help judge statewide competition
Sherman is a chef from Grand Rapids and host of “The Great American Brew Trail,” a local TV show produced by Spartan Stores that visits 26 Michigan breweries in its 13 episodes. Beyond that, her history of home brewing and culinary knowledge offers the wellrounded experience needed to judge not only who has the best beer but the best brewery experience which is what this competition is all about.
While she doesn call herself an she says she certainly consumed her fair share of craft beer.
was a political science major in college but I home brewed a lot, Sherman said. was well before craft beer Wholesale NFL Jerseys was readily available in Grand Rapids. I been around this scene for a long time. working at Grand Rapids Brewing Co. in its previous 28th Street SE location, Sherman says she would the management and constantly try to convince them to let me be a brewer. I became enamored with it and used my time there to learn more and get involved with all facets of the process firsthand. I traveled to California and Europe, I learned about all of the styles of craft beer that I hadn tried before, she said. as I became a chef, I learned more about the science behind brewing and found it fascinating. is also a Family Fare Culinary Expert, a cooking instructor for Spartan Stores, an onair culinary expert for WOTV, and runs a catering and consulting company called Two Chicks and an Oven.
already been to most of the places that will more than likely be nominated, Sherman said. seen these places from the inside out. I gone the taps and know what in their kitchens. those kitchens produce is part of this brewery battle, along with the staff IQ and atmosphere.
lot of these breweries have incredible kitchens to back them up, she said. beer with food is a better experience than wine in my opinion. Coriander, orange peel, hops and wheat can offer a wider variety than just grapes. it comes to the actual beer, everyone has their own personal favorite so there really is no right or wrong, Sherman said. could break it down scientifically, but it ultimately a very subjective process. not to say the beer quality won be a major factor in deciding the victor in this MLive search. Sherman says it will be a top priority.
has to hit the right notes, Sherman said. right flavor, carbonation and consistency. It has to taste the same way every time you show up. for me is the atmosphere, she said. all of the breweries serve food but the atmosphere should match the www.nikechargersauthenticjerseys.com/Authentic-Nick-Novak-Jersey image they trying to convey. Uniqueness will help win. A place that when you walk in, you won find anywhere else works for me. Sherman says that a winning brewery has to have a staff that does more than just ask you, do you want to drink? don want to feel Women’s Nick Novak Jersey belittled, she said. want to feel that every question I have is important. When I walk out, I want to have a little more knowledge than when I walked in. So a staff that can explain the beer and take the time to convey that they want you to experience the beer in the best possible way is very important. Great servers should share a passion for the beer, too.
Sherman will accompany Gonzalez in each of the judges markets save two: Grand Rapids and the Upper Peninsula due to scheduling conflicts. Guest experts will attend those visits.
You can join Sherman on her trip around the state by Nick Novak Jersey White following her on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow her blog here.
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