Kirrily Waldhorn, Australia's very own Beer Diva is a beer presenter, educator, consultant, writer and judge. With over 12 years of beery experience, she will certainly "knock your hops off" with her beer knowledge and expertise.
Kirrily has gained a reputation for providing unique beer related events. As Australia's 'first lady of beer', she has an enormous passion for beer and is on a mission to make beer the new wine and to educate Australians about the benefits of pouring a fine brew - not a fine drop - at the dinner table.
Kirrily is not your stereotypical beer presenter. She has appeared on radio, TV and in the press talking about everything from the ancient history of beer to beer gastronomy and busting beer myths. Kirrily has won over many foodies, sophisticates and women to the complexities and diverse styles of beer.
Kirrily has spent 12 years working in the beer industry. She is the Editor of Froth & Fodder and former Editor of Beer & Brewer magazine. Kirrily is also a beer judge and was invited to London to judge the Champion Beer of Britain and speak at The Great British Beer Festival. Kirrily also heads up the Australian arm of Barley’s Angels, an international organisation aimed at encouraging more women to appreciate good beer.
Kirrily is a keynote speaker at most of the Beer Festivals occurring in Australia and recently completed a 7-show run of ‘Beer Diva - Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy’, at The Sydney Opera House.
Kirrily, as The Beer Diva is thoroughly entertaining and “really knows her beer”.
Let Beer Diva host and guide your guests through the intriguing universe of beer. Beer Diva will work closely with you to create a unique event, that will take your guests on a journey of discovery into the world of beer.
They will taste and learn about the finest beers and how best to match them with food to deliver a tastebud revolution that they will never forget. Kirrily provides your guests the opportunity to taste the finest unique Australian and Imported
boutique beers, some of which may not have even been released to the general public at the time of your event! She provides commentary and insight, discussing the beers tasted and which gastronomic styles they most suit.
Events may also include fun and interactivity including beer pouring competitions and blind tastings for those who are game!
Attendees will become beer connoisseurs in no time, learning beer basics and tasting a wonderful selection of beer styles and flavours. Topics covered include:
- Beer Pouring and Tasting - how the brewer’s would really like you to enjoy their beer (sniff, swirl and sip). Beer Pouring Challenge with prizes.
- Ales and Lagers - what’s the difference; tasting, ingredients and styles within the
Ale and Lager families.
- Seasonal styles - a spotlight on styles most suited to each changing season
- Beer and Food Matching - bringing beer to modern dining. An introduction to beer
and food matching principles (the 3 C’s) an explosion of flavours.
- Blind Beer Tasting - practice what has been taught with prizes for the best beer