Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master Cicerone Pat Fahey

10/1 Master Cicerone Pat Fahey


Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @keepercoll @KGreenPR @ericawinetrips @dellanimom @jennanorth @kcwineguy @Local913 @roydot Good morning, #SommChat 'ers!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @AdamPlotkin hello - are you a #Beer lover - today we have a Master #Cicerone - only 1 of 7 in the world!!! #sommchat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @PatFahey24 Ready for #SommChat !

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @Sassodoro so glad you can join in on our special #Beer #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @keepercoll Did you check his ID @PatFahey24 looks way to young to be a Cicerone :) Welcome #sommchat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Nice to see #beer and the Cicerone program featured by @keepercoll on #SommChat with @PatFahey24

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 a special #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear fr Master #Cicerone Pat Fahey @PatFahey24 to talk #beer! @Cicerone

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Master #Cicerone Pat Fahey @PatFahey24 #SommChat #Beer @Cicerone

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll As we ask Pat @PatFahey24 our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & Pat @PatFahey24 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #beer on this special #SommChat with Master #Cicerone Pat Fahey @PatFahey24 @Cicerone

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 Great to be here on #SommChat-thanks for having me @keepercoll Looking forward to all of your questions!

Andy Phillips @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @PatFahey24 @cicerone hi Pat thanks for your time. What drove you into the beer bev field? #sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @AndyOnFarmWine ..I cooked in a few kitchens while in college, and had a strong interest in gastronomy @cicerone #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @PatFahey24 @cicerone thx i always put beer in the back seat compared to wine on the table! What makes beer belong? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@AndyOnFarmWine As Beer production increases in sophistication, beer is getting to be every bit as nuanced as other bevs #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @AndyOnFarmWine gr8 to have U back

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 thanks for taking questions! In your opinion, what is the top up & coming beer region in the US? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm Probably the Midwest or the South. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm West coast has been established for a long time, so I wouldn't call them up & coming #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass North Carolina is pretty hip with beer RT @PatFahey24: .@CharlesComm Probably the Midwest or the South. #SommChat #ncbeer

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 what do you enjoy most abt your role as Content Manager for the @Cicerone Certification Program #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl I love the constant variety I’m afforded working on new educational products #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl Keeping all three tests up to date takes time, but new content projects are my main focus. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 what is your favorite beer/food pairing? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm Depends on my mood, but 5-year gouda and English Barleywine is great this time of year. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 I think I've figured out what I'll be munching/sipping this weekend. Thanks! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: when you are not drinking #beer, what do you like to drink?

Pat Fahey @PatFahey24: . I really enjoy cocktails-especially bitter-based cocktails. I always have bottles of @campari & Aperol on hand. #SommChat

The Cicerone Program ‏@cicerone Follow @keepercoll and @PatFahey24 for the rest of today's #SommChat focusing on the Cicerone Program.

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Another Q fr shy #SommChat tweep: what R major diff in #German #Beer & #US Beer?

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@keepercoll In traditional styles, yeast/hop character. German hops are typically floral/perfumy, whereas Am. are citrusy/resiny. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 are there any #foods that do not pair well with #Beer? #sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@keepercoll I will say that dessert pairings can be tough, but I believe that's true in wine as well. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @PatFahey24 wine is terrior focused in what terms do beer producers use for this particular phenomenon? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@AndyOnFarmWine There is some amount of terroir in terms of hop growing, but beer is a lot more influenced by production methods #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@AndyOnFarmWine In beer, ppl will talk about the "house character" of a brewery, which is determined most by their fermentations #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass @PatFahey24 @AndyOnFarmWine What about water? Or do breweries alter the minerality based on the recipe? #sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@winecompass @AndyOnFarmWine Absolutely. Water used to have a terroir effect before brewers understood water chemistry. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@winecompass @AndyOnFarmWine Today, many breweries will adjust the water profile depending on what style they're brewing. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery You have quite impressive pumpkin carving skills, saw your Instagram! Are you a fan of pumpkin beer too @PatFahey24? @Cicerone #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@cecchiwinery Hahaha, I like pumpkin carving far more than pumpkin beer, which is often all about pumpkin spice #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Agreed MT @PatFahey24: .@cecchiwinery They can be enjoyable this time of year, but a lot of pumpkin beer are a bit over-spiced #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Spice is great! Any seasonal beers you're looking forward to this fall @PatFahey24 anything we should look out for? #sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@cecchiwinery This time of year a lot of breweries put out their wet/fresh hop beers. Look for one from a local brewery! #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 any good tips for wannabe homebrewers? #SommChat

Tiana ‏@TianaKaiMiami Great question, I've been fantasizing about home-brewing beer for a while @CharlesComm @PatFahey24 #sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm Practice, take notes, and read a few books. If you wanna go pro, try apprenticing in a brewery. #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Q. @PatFahey24 West coast IPAs seem to dominate the current market. Any predictions on future styles becoming dominate? #sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@winecompass Already we're seeing a lot of so-called "session IPAs" coming out. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@winecompass That said, regular IPAs will prob continue to dominate for sometime. I'd love to see sours take over :). #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What do you think is the most successful @Cicerone program/course and why @PatFahey24? #SommChat

Pat Fahey @PatFahey24.@cecchiwinery There's just 1 @cicerone program. Any1 who holds Cicerone related cert. has taken our tests. #SommChat

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @keepercoll: calling all #Beer lovers - 2day's #SommChat features 1 of only 7 Master #Cicerone in the World - join in now!

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @keepercoll Good one to listen to. I have lots to learn when it comes to #beer. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll so do we! RT @enjoielife: @keepercoll Good one to listen to. I have lots to learn when it comes to #beer. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 which US city will be the first to follow Bruges in adopting a subterranean beer pipeline? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm Hopefully Chicago :P #SommChat

Harley Carbery ‏@harleywine1 @PatFahey24 @keepercoll @cicerone hello & good morning from #Vegas! #SommChat @beerisboundless

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Hello @harleywine1 Hope all is well with you #sommchat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 strangest ingredient(s) you've ever seen used in the beer-making process? How did it turn out? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm I've seen a few beers that have incorporated raw meat into the brewing process-initial results were not promising... #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Meat is meant to be eaten, but I guess kudos for trying @PatFahey24 @CharlesComm #sommchat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 yikes! Any brewers that currently strike you as especially revolutionary/ innovative? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm I'm really impressed with some of the breweries sour beer/coolships in the US right now #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm Especially impressive US sour breweries include @SideProjectBrew @CrookedStave @CaseyBrewing and others #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 how did it feel to be named 1 of only 7 Master Cicerones in the entire world? @Cicerone #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl Totally crazy, tho it was the payoff of a lot of hard work. And also relieved to not have to retake it! #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Tweeps: warm up for @GABF with #Cicerone @PatFahey24 on #SommChat right now! #beer #GABF

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @AdamPlotkin @GABF I'll actually be out there tomorrow-maybe I'll catch you out there! #SommChat

Una ‏@xunzx @PatFahey24 @keepercoll In the future, what relevance will beer styles have? Lots of well made beer no longer conforming to style. #sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@xunzx IMO styles will continue to be relevant, cuz they give people a framework to work off of #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@xunzx A vanilla-bean barrel-aged sour porter doesn't mean much if no one knows what a porter is. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 how did you prepare for the Master @Cicerone Exam? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl Lots of reading, lots of blind tasting, brewery visits, the @micromatic 3-day course, and more reading and tasting #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl I spent a lot of time seeking out experts in various sectors of beer and tried to learn from their experience #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat tweep: @PatFahey24 Do U travel much in UR job and if so how much and where, ie - US or Worldwide?

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @keepercoll I used to travel once or twice a week when I was giving exams. Now once or twice a month for trainings. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @keepercoll Most of my travel has been within the US, though I did give an exam in the UK last December. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 are U seeing growth in @Cicerone program & how long does it normally take 2 complete? what is pass/fail rate? #Sommchat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @keepercoll The @Cicerone program is growing rapidly within the beer industry in the US, and is branching into other countries #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Any countries we should be on the look out for in 2015 in the beer world @PatFahey24? @Cicerone #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @cecchiwinery The US! :P To be entirely honest, I do think that Italy is quite under-exposed, and will hopefully get recognized #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Agree. I guess more beer for us then @PatFahey24! When you visit you'll be in for a treat #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @cecchiwinery Can't wait :) #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Let me know if you're in the mood for some wine inbetween all that beer @PatFahey24 Chianti can't hurt #sommchat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 gonna ask you to pick a least-favorite child: is there a style of beer that you think is largely overrated? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@CharlesComm It's totally personal, but I'm not a huge fan of Oktoberfest. Just don't love the way they taste. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @PatFahey24 what is your favorite region in the world for beer?#SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@AndyOnFarmWine That's tough-so much good stuff out there. Drinking in and around Brussels is fantastic though. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 Tell us about Beer Molecule of the Week #BMotW and your illustrations of #beer molecules #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl Haha, haven’t churned one out in quite some time-I should probably do another one now that you’ve asked. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl My degree is in Organic Chem, and there’s a lot of chemistry in beer. Seemed natural to link the two in some way. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl Before I worked for @Cicerone, I was teaching and tutoring, so I liked creating #BMotW to hopefully educate ppl #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr Hello all, sorry to be late but nice to be here finally! @keepercoll @PatFahey24 @Cicerone #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @PatFahey24 do you agree? #SommChat RT @Eater: Millennials are not drinking enough beer.

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@keepercoll @Eater Millenials not drinking as much big beer, but I would say that Craft #Beer is a big hit with that demographic #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What’s the most ridiculous beer trend you’ve seen over the years (since meat didn't catch on!) @PatFahey24? @Cicerone #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@cecchiwinery Fruit slices served with wheat beers. If that's how you like it, that's fine, but it's not what the brewer intended #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Like in a tall Hoegaarden @PatFahey24, seems like that's still a floating trend #punintended #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @PatFahey24 how long have you been in and what drives you in this profession?#SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@AndyOnFarmWine Really just a few years. I'm driven by the impact that the @Cicerone program has had on #Beer Education. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 Can you name a few #beers that you are especially interested in at the moment? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl I love trying new beers, but there’s nothing too exciting in my go-to line up at the moment. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl I always keep some Lindemans Cuvee Rene in my fridge, and also usually have some @Foundersbrewing All Day IPA #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl In terms of newer stuff, I’ll grab anything from @PenroseBrewing and @SideProjectBrew #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl Also, I was recently at @blindtigernyc and tasted @AlmanacBeer for the first time-those guys make amazing sours #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr In your opinion, is the craft #beer culture more developed in Europe or the US? @PatFahey24 @KeeperColl @Cicerone #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@Foundationspr @KeeperColl @Cicerone Definitely US. In fact, we're now seeing U.S. influenced craft breweries opening in Europe #SommChat

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink @PinkPints @ZWineNinja @spiritedspidey - think you would find this #SommChat interesting - @PatFahey24, Master Cicerone

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 what do you like to do with your personal time? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl What personal time? Kidding-I enjoy playing piano, reading, cooking, eating, and skiing when it’s in season. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @PatFahey24 Tell us about the Craft #beer movement in the US and what trends you anticipate in 2015. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl It’s an exciting time to be a beer drinker in the US as the industry is exploding right now. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl However, this kind of growth is not indefinitely sustainable. If you find beer you love, support it with your $$ #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl As beer continues to grow in popularity and complexity, education within the industry is more important than ever #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 A. @KeeperColl We’re seeing a lot of US breweries experimenting with sour programs, which is really exciting (at least for me!) #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr More craft beer brands, greater competition, require better communication to consumers as well. @PatFahey24 @KeeperColl #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @PatFahey24 @cicerone beer is included in wine certifications is wine included in yours? If so what is your favorite type?#SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@AndyOnFarmWine @cicerone is all about beer. My wine knowledge is definitely lacking, but it's an area I look forward to studying #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat tweep: do you see the water shortage issues in US affecting #Beer Production in the future?

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @keepercoll Hard to say what the full impact will be, but I imagine water shortages will impact price and availability. #SommChat

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink .@PatFahey24 Curious in demographics - women in wine ratio has certainly gone up, how in beer demographic? and general interest? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@i_on_food_drink While beer can still sometimes feel like an old boy's club, we're definitely seeing more women in the industry. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@i_on_food_drink Also, just take one look around a beer festival like @GABF, there are plenty of women drinking great #beer today #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @PatFahey24 How much time do you spend on studying #beer to keep current since you got Master #Cicerone? #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @keepercoll My job requires me to continue reading and tasting new beer. Don't have an exact figure, but it's substantial. #SommChat

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 @keepercoll Good thing I love it! #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @PatFahey24 @cicerone ty for your time you are great for beer! Prost #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #beer talk w/ Master #Cicerone Pat Fahey @PatFahey24 #SommChat @Cicerone

WineCompass ‏@winecompass @keepercoll @PatFahey24 @Cicerone Thank you #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have @PatFahey24 join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Master #Cicerone Pat Fahey @PatFahey24 for his time #SommChat #Beer #BeerLover @Cicerone

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll If anyone missed some of the chat today, remember we'll post an archive soon to for you to review later #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 10/8/14 for #SommChat w/ Jean-Louis Carbonnier of @ChateauPalmer #Bordeaux 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @PatFahey24 @Cicerone Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Pat Fahey ‏@PatFahey24 .@keepercoll Thanks for having me! Had a good time fielding all of your questions. Cheers! #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @PatFahey24 thanks for your time, Pat! @keepercoll #SommChat #beer

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro RT @keepercoll: Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 10/8/14 for #SommChat w/ Jean-Louis Carbonnier of @ChateauPalmer #Bordeaux 11 AM CST!

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink @PatFahey24 Proud to say we have @cicerone certified @PinkPints n Vancouver, BC & a vibrant scene here - you should visit! #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery You are a great listener! Since the #sommchat was directed at beer I thought I would assume the impossible @JohnMFodera! @PatFahey24

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Sounds interesting @PatFahey24 training courses seems to be a growing interest, which is great for all of us #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Definitely! RT: @PatFahey24 I totally agree—the more we know, the better the industry gets. #SommChat

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @keepercoll @PatFahey24 Thanks for another informative #SommChat ! Will have to check out some new #beers!

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @keepercoll @RockandRhone @TheLittleNell @drinkAlsace @WineFoodTX @haddadfrank @willowwineguy Sorry was harvest time in #Rhone #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @fabienlaine understand - missed you on #SommChat

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Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g It's a travel day for me, sorry I missed out! @keepercoll #WineWednesday #SommChat

Beth ‏@travelwinechick #WW #SommChat cheers! @keepercoll @scottota @CharlesComm @racheldriver @CaravelleChamp @1queenofspoons @MDSomm @elloinos

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @travelwinechick to you too! #SommChat