Beer Off-Flavor Seminar

Date: May 18th, 2019.
Venue: Craft Cafe Imazato, Osaka, Japan

English below the event summary in Japanese.



  1. 必ず開始時刻までにお越し下さい。遅刻された場合でもイベントは定刻通り開始します。
  2. キャンセルの場合は直ちにご連絡ください。主催者(Daniel Kotlikov)に直接連絡するか、このイベントページにメッセージを下さい。
  3. テイスティングノートを取るため文房具を持参ください。
  4. コーヒーなど濃い味の飲み物はセミナーの始まる一時間前までにお済ませ下さい。
  5. 香水や匂いが強い美容製品(ハンドクリームなど)の使用はご遠慮下さい。
  6. イベントの参加は満席になってもキャンセル待ちリストに追加可能ですのでご連絡ください。


The off-flavor kit that will be used in the event / イベントに使用されるオフフレバーの試薬

The seminar will include guided tasting of 6 beer samples spiked with off-flavor food grade chemicals. Off-Flavor list:

  1. DMS
  2. Diacetyl
  3. Acetaldehyde
  4. Trans-2-Nonenal
  5. Lightstruck (3MBT)
  6. Infection (Acetic Acid+Diacetyl)

The tasting will take 60 to 90 minutes. I will play the webinar on my laptop. It’s narrated by Ray Daniels, the founder of the Cicerone Certification Program. I will teach you the tasting caveats, guide you and answer questions. I have off flavor spikes to serve 12 people – about 1 fl. oz a sample. You will be given a color printed handout explaining each off-flavor. Then we will have lunch. The participation cost is 4500yen, of which 2000yen is Imazato’s pizza/drinks credit. If you spend over 2000yen, you will have to pay extra. Please note, if you don’t order pizza/drinks – this credit can’t be returned. Craft Cafe Imazato kindly agreed to use the venue as an event space and they’re opening up on Saturday morning just for us.

Notes for participants:

  1. Please be on time, if you’re not there we will start without you.
  2. If you cancel, please message me or/and write a post on the event page. Do so at your earliest convenience.
  3. Please bring a pen or a pencil to write tasting notes.
  4. Don’t drink coffee or other strong flavored beverages one hour before before the event.
  5. Please don’t wear perfume or other strongly scented beauty products (hand cream etc).
  6. If the event is full contact me directly for the cancellation stand-by list.

The registration is going to work on first to RSVP as attending first served basis. For event time, location and registration please use the below Facebook link:

See you there!

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