Jury members
Agus Blanco Spain

Certified Beer Judge BJCP – Spirits & Beer communicator

Ai Tani Japan

Owner at Craft Beer Base Osaka

Alessandra Agrestini Italy

Beer teacher – Beer writer – Event coordinator

André Brunnsberg Finland

Beer taster

Andrea Turco Italy

Freelance Consultant in the beer market – Lecturer – Judge – Event organizer – Founder of Cronache di Birra

Andreas Urban Austria

Brau Union Österreich AG

Andy Crouch Norway

Publisher and Co-Founder of Beer Edge

Axel Cleenewerck Belgium

Beer journalist at press agency Belga

Bo Jensen Denmark

Chairman – European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU)

Carl Kins Belgium

Beer expert – International beer judge

Charles Nouwen Belgium

Brewing Engineer Advanced Cicerone @beerisaconversation peertobeer.net

Christal Peck Austria

Brew Master – Malt Specialist at Boortmalt Innovation Center

Claire Bullen United Kingdom

Editor in Chief at Good Beer Hunting – Beer judge – Freelance writer – Author of “The Beer Lover’s Table

Daiane Colla Brazil

Beer sommelier

Daniel Wolff Brazil

Beer importer – Founder and CEO at Mestre-Cervejeiro.com – Beer sommelier

Dario Elia Italy

Beer judge

Derek Walsh Netherlands

BJCP Master beer judge – Doemens Diplom Beer Sommelier – Consultant

Doug Piper United States

Doug Piper USA Founder & Host of Gourmet Brewin

Douglas Merlo Brazil

Doemens Beer Sommelier – BJCP Member – Mixologist

Eduardo Villegas Mexico


Emily Sauter United States

Visual Beer Education at Pints and Panels

Fedor Vogel Netherlands

Birdy Publishing – Editor at Bier! Magazine – Brouw! Magazine and Bierradio.nl

Fernanda Meybom Machado Brazil

Beer sommelier – Chemical Engineer – BJCP Certified Beer Judge – Professor at Escola Superior de Cerveja e Malte – Beer Writer

Ferry Wijnhoven Netherlands

Beer blogger – Founder of Beer Geeks Community

Filip Delvaux Belgium

Owner Biercentrum De Kroon

Fiona De Lange Netherlands

Beer writer, beer judge. Graduated Zythologie (Syntra) and Doemens Beer Sommelier.

Francisco Encarnación Spain

Doemens Beer Sommelier – Journalist at Factoria de Cerveza

Gert De Rouck Belgium

Manager pilot brewery at KU Leuven – Master brewer – PhD in Bioscience Engineering

Helene D’Hollander Belgium

Category Manager Drinks & Beers at Delhaize

Henri Reuchlin Netherlands

Director StiBON Beer Education, owner BIERburo

Hervé Loux France

Beer consultant – Beer journalist – Beer sommelier Doemens

Jacob Linden Sweden

Managing Director at One Pint Brands

Jaime Ojeda Selamé Chile

Founder at Conespuma

Jan Lichota Poland

Beer lawyer & journalist

Jan Suran Czech Republic

Czech & Moravian Association of Small Brewers

Jay Brooks United States

Beer journalist – Author – Educator – Newspaper columnist

Jean-Louis Sparmont Belgium


Jean-Luc Bodeux Belgium

Journalist & Author

Judit Cartex Spain

Beer expert & communicant

Judith Boyle Ireland

Beer Sommelier – Lecturer at Technological University of Dublin

Lorenzo Dabove Italy

Professional beer taster – Beer writer & teacher

Lotte Peplow United Kingdom

Brewers Association American Craft Beer Ambassador

Luca Giaccone Italy

Beer writer & editor of Birre d’Italia Slow Food

Lucy Corne South Africa

Author of SA’s first dedicated beer book, African Brew – Qualified BJCP

Ludmil Fotev Bulgaria

Beer journalist

Marc-Antoine Bertrand Belgium

Category Manager (Alcools, Apéros, Bières, Eaux, Jus, Soft, Sirops) at CORA SA

Marcela Titzlova Czech Republic

Biersommelier Doemens – Editor of Pivo – Czech Republic

Marco Philipsen Netherlands

Managing Director Mitra Beer Sommelier & Beer Writer

Marcos Praça Portugal

Beer judge & consultant

Marek Kaminski Poland

Browar Kingpin Co-Founder – CEO & Brewmaster – Polish Craft Brewers Association Co-Founder & President

Markus Betz Austria

Beer Sommelier – Category Manager Craft Beer & Craft Cider at Rudolf Ammersin GesmbH – Founder & CEO at BeeLovers

Markus Raupach Germany

Owner at BrewCab

Maryse Picard Canada

Cellar master at ‘La cave à bière à L’Empire du malt’

Masayoshi Kaji Japan

Runs a pub in Yokohama, beer judge & Real Estate Manager

Maurizio Maestrelli Italy

Journalist – Editor in Chief of « Il Barman » – Beer writer – Beer judge

Melissa Cole United Kingdom

Beer journalist & author

Michael Gelender France

Directeur at Brewpark

Michael Schmitt Germany

Managing Director of Fachverlag Hans Carl GmbH / BRAUWELT

Michele Cantarano Italy

Brew master & Category Manager at Eataly

Mikel Rius Spain

Manager of Barcelona Beer Festival

Mirella Amato Canada

Beer educator, consultant & author. Master Cicerone

Nicolas Lescieux France

Co-founder at L’Echappée Bière – Project Director at Route Bière

Pablo Pereiro Uruguay

Beer judge

Paul Davies United Kingdom

Director at AleHunters

Pekka Kääriäinen Finland

Board Member at Bryggeri Helsinki

Pete Slosberg United States

Creator of Pete’s Wicked Ale – Beer book author – Beer reviewer & co-creator of the South Beer Cup in South America

Rick Kempen Netherlands

Beer Ambassador at Bier&cO

Roger Mussche Belgium

Co-founder of Belgian Fine Technology International – General Manager at bij BFTI

Sara Lefevre United States

Co-founder of Barranco Beer Company in Lima, Peru – Communications and marketing manager

Sebastian Symolka Luxembourg

Owner beershop & Zythologist

Simone Monetti Italy

Technical director at Unionbirrai

Simonmattia Riva Italy

Beer Sommelier

Sonia Collin Belgium

Teacher at Université Catholique de Louvain – LIBST Institute – AGRO – Laboratoire de brasserie et des industries alimentaires

Stephen Beaumont Canada

Freelance writer & author

Sylvia Kopp Germany

Independent beer sommelier – Beer writer – Consultant

Thierry Cowez Chile

Brewer – Oenologist – R&D Manager at Mis SA

Tim Webb United Kingdom

Freelance writer & publisher

Yan Amstein Switzerland

Director of Amstein SA (beer, wine & spirits distribution) – Member of Digitaldrink AG – Member of Swissdrink