Experts

In 2019, 145 experts from 28 countries tasted the submitted beers. Each issue of BEER STAR NEWS introduces members of the international expert jury.

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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 of Austrian Brewing Masters and Brewery Technicians. He also is lecturer for brewing technology and

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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”. She has been responsible for the strategic and conceptual development of BrauBeviale since 2013 for

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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 the first three CMOTIOMOBs (Certified Members of the Institute of Masters of Beer) since November

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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 wooden shoes in black and white or brown and white mottled cowhide style. Sitter is

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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 2013 Pyle has been working for Ratsherrn, Hamburg, with emphasis on “creative beers from the

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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 as 1600. His great great great grandfather bought the family business in 1810. About 100

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