Nicole Erny

Master Cicerone & Quality, Sensory and Education Projects Coordinator at Alvarado Street Brewery

What started as a fascination with beer led Nicole to a career in the beer industry. Nicole is the fourth of eleven Master Cicerones in the world, and the first woman to earn the title. She has worked in the beer industry since 2007 in fine beer bars and restaurants, with breweries and for the Cicerone Certification Program. She now consults for breweries, bars and restaurants but can also be occasionally found moonlighting at beer bars. Her personal mission is to help brewers make the best beer possible and connecting people to beer they will enjoy.


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Herlinda Heras

CoHost of the Craft Beer Radio Brew HaHa KSRO, Sonoma State Univ Beer Education Coordinator