Using Common Sensory: Organizing Beer Sensory Experiences to Improve Your Palate

Performing sensory analysis can seem intimidating to many people who would like to improve their palates but aren’t sure where or how to start. Learning more about beer ingredients while expanding your beer vocabulary and tasting ability is not only fun but also approachable. It can even be affordable once you’ve learned some simple ways to set up your own ingredient and beer sensory experiences for yourself, your study group, or your homebrew club.

About the Speaker

Beer Program Coordinator, New Realm Brewing Co.

Charlotte, NC

Jen Blair is the beer program coordinator for New Realm Brewing Co. She is an Advanced Cicerone and a Certified BJCP beer judge. Jen is currently preparing for the Master Cicerone exam and National BJCP beer Judge certification. She is a member of the AHA Governing Committee and the chair for the AHA Industry Subcommittee. An avid all-grain brewer, her favorite beers to brew are barleywines and smoked beers.

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