Jury members
Adrian Tierney-Jones United Kingdom

UK Beer Writer of the Year 2017

Alessandra Agrestini Italy

Beer teacher, beer writer and event organizer

Amanda Reitenbach Brazil

Beer educator

Andre Brunnsberg Finland

Beer taster

Andrea Camaschella Italy

Beer expert

Andrea Kalrait Germany
Andreas Fält Sweden

Europe Ambassador for the Brewers Association

Axel Cleenewerck Belgium

Beer journalist

Ben Floren Belgium


Björn Buresch Germany
Bo Jensen Denmark

Chairman – European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU)

Carl Kins Belgium

Zythos European Beer Consumers Union

Carsten Berthelsen Denmark

Author, broadcaster and professional beer writer for more than 30 years in Denmark. Author of ten books about the world’s favourite drink. Judging in international competitions and educating Biersommeliers for more than ten years. In May 2015 granted the honorary distinction Chevalier de L’ordre de la Couronne by H.M. King Philippe of Belgium.

Christian Béneteau France

Manager of Centre de Brassothérapie Importation et Distribution de bières de spécialités. President of Cercle Biarrot des Amateurs de Bières which organizes the BBF – BIARRITZ BEER FESTIVAL

Christopher Swersey United States

Technical Brewing Projects Coordinator GABF and Competition Manager World Beer Cup & Great American Beer Festival

Cyril Hubert Switzerland

Expert bière

Daiane Colla Brazil

Beer sommelier

Daniel Wolff Brazil

Beer importer

Derek Walsh Netherlands

Certified international beer judge, consultant

Diego Setti Argentina

Beer Consultant

Elisabeth Pierre France

Editor & beer writer

Eoghan Walsh Ireland


Eric Rouvier France

Purchase supervisor at Forez Bières Boissons

Erik Liang Lu China

Certified Beer Sommelier Certified Beer Judge Vice Chief Editor of Magazine

Fedor Vogel Netherlands

Birdy Publishing, editor Bier! Magazine, Brouw! magazine and Bierradio.nl

Felipe Pizarro Chile

Consultant for Kasteel Beer and Bockorn, Westmalle and Duvel groups. Wine Ambassador Tabali Winery. Teacher in Doemens Akademie, Cicerone Program and Institute Cervezas de America

Fernanda Meybom Machado Brazil

Beer sommelier Chemical Engineer, Beer Sommelière. BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Professor at Escola Superior de Cerveja e Malte, in Blumenau, Brazil. Columnist for Revista da Cerveja. Editor of Comer, Beber e Harmonizar.

Filip Delvaux Belgium

Owner Biercentrum De Kroon

Fiona De Lange Netherlands

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

Gabriela Montandon Brazil

PhD inr Microbiology & certified beer judge Technical manager in sensory analysis at Fermentis

Gianriccardo Corbo Italy

Président de Movimento Birrario Italiano

Giorgio Angelo Marconi Italy

Beer taster & judge, consultant

Gisele Russano Germany
Hervé Loux France

Beer consultant, Beer journalist, Beer Sommelier Doemens

Hugo Jacques Canada

Beer Consultant

Jaana Hihnala Finland

Beer importer

Jaime Ojeda Selamé Chile
Jan Lichota Poland

Beer lawyer & journalist

Jan Suran Czech Republic

Czech & Moravian Association of Small Brewers

Jan-Machiel Van Bragt Netherlands

Beer judge

Jay Brooks United States

Beer journalist, author, educator & newspaper columnist

Jean-Louis Sparmont Belgium


Jean-Luc Bodeux Belgium


John Holl United States

Senior Editor of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

Jonas H. Andersson Sweden

Swedish Beer Writer – Pilsner.nu

Kara Taylor United States

White Lab

Karina Aggarwal India

Founder Gigglewater411. Writer GQ India, Spiritz, Sommelier India, The Hindu.

Krishan Maudgal Belgium

Beer Project Manager

Lisa Morrison United States

Owner, Belmont Station Bottle Shop & Biercafe, beer author, columnist, educator, event organizer & certified MBA Beer Steward

Luca Giaccone Italy

Beer writer & editor of the italian beer guide published by Slow Food

Ludmil Fotev Bulgaria

Beer journalist

Manu Gouwy Belgium

Beer Technicus

Marc-Antoine Bertrand Belgium

Category Manager Alcools – Apéros – Bières – Eaux – Jus – Soft – Sirops – CORA SA

Marco Philipsen Netherlands

Managing Director Mitra Beer Sommelier & Beer Writer

Maria Sol Cravello Argentina

Beer Knowledge and Education Manager ABInBev LAS Cicerone® Certification Instructor for South America BJCP Judge

Marjan Kostadinovski North Macedonia

Beer journalist and author, homebrewer, beer connoiseur

Mark Dorber United Kingdom

Beer consultant

Markus Betz Austria

Beer Sommelier

Markus Raupach Germany
Martin Voigt Germany

Beer Blogger

Maryse Picard Canada


Masayoshi Kaji Japan

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

Mathieu Schneider France

Brewers of Europe

Maurizio Maestrelli Italy

Journalist, beer writer, beer judge Milano Beer Week Director

Melissa Cole United Kingdom

Beer journalist & author

Michael Gelender Belgium

President Malt&Mout Sales Manager Brewpark

Michael Schmitt Germany
Pablo Pereiro Uruguay

Beer judge

Paul Peng Wang China, Taiwan

Cognac Educator certified by BNIC. International Bordeaux Wine Educator CIVB. Accredited Rhône Valley Wine Educator (Inter Rhône). Beer sommelier/writer/judge. DUAD (wine tasting) diploma holder (ISVV). Consultant. Author of books on beer and spirits.

Pavel Borowiec Czech Republic

Publisher & editor in chief of “Pivo, Bier & Ale”, founder of the Czech and Moravian brewing academy, judge at the EBS & WBA

Pekka Kääriäinen Finland
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

Philippe Jugé France

Organisateur Planère bière

Rafal Kowalczyk Poland

International beer judge, consultant & journalist

Rianne Joosse Netherlands

Chairman of Voorzitter PINT

Ricardo Solis Chile

Beer Judge and Beer Educator

Rick Kempen Netherlands

Beer writer & importer

Roger Mussche Belgium

Ir roger a mussche PhD BFTI div BFBI

Ron Smith United States

International Beer Judge and Educator

Sandra Ganzenmüller Germany

PR-professional & co-owner of a PR-agency specialised on food & beverages, beer sommelier, beer journalist & author

Shachar Hertz Israel

Beer author & writer, owner of Beer & Beyond

Simonmattia Riva Italy

Beer Sommelier

Stefan Grauvogl Germany

CEO of Arte Bier, brewmaster, beer consultant, beer sommelier

Stephen Beaumont Canada

Freelance writer & author

Theo Flissebaalje Netherlands

International beer judge

Tim Webb United Kingdom

Freelance writer & publisher

Willem Van Herreweghen Belgium
Yuri Katunin Russian Federation

Beer writer & sommelier, head of Craft Brew Riots brewing project, Old Skull beer festival organizer, speaker of Craft Depot Association

Yvonne Van Houtum Netherlands
Zhou Guangtian China

Beer Professor