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Beer Mavens is a Toronto-based company dedicated to elevating beer experiences through inspired adventures. The emergence of the craft beer scene in North America over the last 30 years has sparked a beer boom in Canada. The current craft beer explosion in North America has created a new type of beer consumer - an individual who is equally curious and discerning. Beer Mavens aims to provide educational beer experiences in various formats, from pub crawls to tasting lectures to dining events featuring beer and food pairings, as well as private cellar collection programming.
Beer Mavens is made up of Toronto beer aficionados, Andrea Caswell and Cheri Dueck. Caswell and Dueck worked together as part of the management team at Beerbistro, one of Toronto’s leading beer-focused establishments. It was there that both women became enamored with the international craft beer industry. Both Caswell and Dueck have travelled extensively to breweries and beer festivals around the globe, which has allowed them the unique opportunity to try some of the world’s greatest beers and foster connections with some of the leaders in the craft beer movement. Incidentally, both women have been sworn in to the Order of the Pink Elephant at Brouwerij Huyghe.
Cheri Dueck is a world beer adventurer and connoisseur. Having attended some of the world's most prominent beer festivals, including the Belgian Beer Festival in Brussels, the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO and multiple beer tours throughout North America. During her years at Beerbistro, Cheri was involved in organizing various beer and food events, such as the Nørrebro Bryghus/Mikkeller, BrewDog and Dieu Du Ciel Dinners, the Pilsner Urquell Draught Launch, Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Launch, American Brewers Association Craft Beer Dinner and Toronto’s Golden Tap Awards. Cheri offers a wealth of information regarding Toronto’s local craft beer scene and up and coming venues, and is a leading entrepreneur in hospitality consultation. As Founder and Chief Hospitality Innovator for Blaze Dynamic Hospitality Group, Cheri offers tailor-made branding strategies and operational development for new and growing businesses.
Andrea Caswell holds the elite Pru D’homme Beer Sommelier certification. She has had the privilege of visiting diverse breweries around the world, including Affligem, Brooklyn Brewery, Brouwerij Huyghe, Cantillon, De Koninck, Dogfish Head, Victory, Westvleteren, and more. She has participated in beer festivals throughout Europe and North America. Andrea has helped to facilitate several beer and food events, such as the Nørrebro Bryghus/Mikkeller, BrewDog, Dieu Du Ciel & Dogfish Head Dinners, and the Toronto Golden Tap Awards at Beerbistro. In Toronto, Caswell assists in providing specialized beer education and training for Beerbistro’s staff. She has also worked closely with Beerbistro’s executive chefs in menu development and beer pairings.
We look forward to meeting you and helping create a memorable beer experience at your next event! Please contact us at email@example.com with any inquiries you may have.