Experts

Each issue of Beer Star News introduces members of the international expert jury.

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Tao Rex Sha

Chief Tasting Officer | CHN | My name is Sha Tao. Sha is the surname and Tao is the first name. My English name is

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Simonmattia Riva

ITA | The man from Bergamo, Italy, did already like drinking beer during his studies of philosophy. In 2015 he won the World Championship of

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Ian Pyle

Master brewer | GER | After his studies in Weihenstephan, the graduate master brewer from Philadelphia, USA, worked for craft beer pioneer Samuel Adams. Since

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Georg L. Bucher

Brewery owner and master brewer | GER | Since 2010 Georg Bucher has been managing Günzburger Radbrauerei, a brewery with roots reaching as far back

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Magdalena Müller

Foodtechnologist | GER After studying food technology in Weihenstephan, Müller went to South America and finally returned to the Technical University in Freising, where she

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Bernhard Sitter

Hotel owner and beer sommelier | GER | Passau-born, this man stands out thanks to his unique style. He sports lederhosen all year round, and

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Norbert Schmidl

Journalist and beer sommelier | GER | An editor with the Ingolstadt daily Donaukurier, he has been a beer sommelier since 2008 and one of

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Deborah Wood

Product Developer | CAN In my childhood I spent plenty of time hanging around with my father in his lab. This ‘’scientific’’ playtime prepared me

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Andreas Urban

Master brewer | AUT | Born and raised in Vienna, Andreas Urban is Brewery Manager in Schwechat, chairman of the “Bund Österreichischer Braumeister und Brauereitechniker”, the Federation

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Andrea Kalrait

GER | 
The business economist has been working for NürnbergMesse since 1992 and for BrauBeviale since 1994. “Which means more than a good portion of lifeblood”.

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Horst Dornbusch

Journalist | USA | The “pioneer of the new brewing industry” had founded his Microbrew long before Jimmy Carter legalized home brewing in 1978. The

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