Mirella Amato


How did you get into the beer industry? Why does beer matter to you?

I have been working in the beer industry for over 15 years now. I was drawn to the industry because I wanted to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, my local craft beers. Beer is such a varied beverage and can be appreciated on many levels. There's always more to learn about it and yet, as complex and multi-faceted as it is, it remains approachable.

Why do you judge at the World Beer Cup? What does judging at the World Beer Cup mean to you?

I'm honored to have been judging at the World Beer Cup since 2010. For me, it's a place to share my knowledge and passion. It's a place to learn from my peers and continue to hone my palate. It's a place to taste the latest interpretations of styles and spot emerging trends. It's a community of like-minded people from all over the world that I look forward to reconnecting with every year to hear about what is going on in the world of beer internationally.