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Your Passion For Beer Has A Name – Beer Sommelier

Your Passion For Beer Has A Name – Beer Sommelier

A beer sommelier is a brewing expert, masterly sensorist, market adept, advisor to the chef and beer enthusiast regaling the audience.

Beer Sommelier Training In A Nutshell

Beer Sommelier Training In A Nutshell

75 hours English-language teaching with international trainers with profound internships and hundreds of beers makes you a Diplom Biersommelier, a member of a world leading beer expert community.

Training At Highest International Level

Training At Highest International Level

Doemens Academy is partner of BrewCraft for Beer Sommelier education in Scandinavia

Where brewers and brew masters are developed in an advanced school and technical center. 
That is Doemens, in 1895 the first Munich Brewing Academy.

Founder of the World Brewing Academy in cooperation with the Siebel Institute of Chicago, USA.

Siebel

Founder Dr. Albert Doemens wrote in the register of the newly founded First Munich Brewing Academy:

“An understanding should be ingrained in the students that practical knowledge, observation and a sharpening of the senses form the essential foundation for a successful career as a brewer.”

With this vision, Dr. Albert Doemens laid the foundations for what Doemens has become, a leading light of the international brewing, beverage and food industries.

Doemens Milestones in Recent Decades
1965 Establishment of the Doemens School non-profit organization
1980 Commissioning of the 5 hl pilot brewery and packaging plant for education and research
1982 The first training program for Beverage Industry Process Manager
1989 The first training program for Food Industry Process Manager
1992 Federal accreditation as a technical academy
1993 The first training program for Beverage Industry Commercial Manager
2000 Founding of the World Brewing Academy in cooperation with the Siebel Institute of Chicago, USA
2003 Start of the Internet distance learning program (web-based training in Brewing Technology)
2004 The first Beer Sommelier training program
2009 Commissioning of the pilot equipment for filling PET bottles and dispensing beverages
2012 Founding of the Food and Beverage Development Center
Since 1965, more than 2000 graduates have received an education from Doemens and are now employed in positions of responsibility in the brewing and beverage industry in more than 80 countries around the world.


BrewCraft – Beer Sommelier Academy Scandinavia

Association of Beer Sommeliers

The Institute of Masters of Beer
Three Modules For a Beer Sommelier – Our Training Plan

Three Modules For a Beer Sommelier – Our Training Plan

Three modules for a beer sommelier.
Certified Brewing Expert,
Certified Sensorist,
Certified Beer Sommelier in Practise.

High-class trainers from Germany

High-class trainers from Germany

Professional trainers from Doemens Savor Academy, Munich and BrewCraft Academy, Hamburg with superior background in brewing technology and beer sommelier practice coming for your to Scandinavia.

WORLD CUP OF BEER SOMMELIERS

WORLD CUP OF BEER SOMMELIERS

2nd place Patrick Thomi (Switzerland), 2st place Elisa Raus (Germany), 3rd Michael Friedrich (Germany).

The World Championship of Beer Sommeliers is organized every two years by the Doemens Academy. The best of the 5000 trained beer sommeliers of the world compete in a three-round contest. In a knockout competition, the best participants then present a selected beer in the semi-final and have to prevail in direct comparison against each other.

The participants who qualify for the final round will compete in front of a top-class jury. Each finalist has to convince the expert jury with his knowledge of all topics relating to the beer and its presentation skills.

The one who has best transported the message of beer culture and variety will be crowned the winner and thus the new WORLD CHAMPION of BEER SOMMELIERS.

WORLD CUP 2019
The World Cup is held every two years at alternating locations. In 2019 it took place in Rimini, Italy. 80 beer sommeliers from 18 different nations then compete to demonstrate their beer knowledge and presentation skills.

Current world champion is Elisa Raus, Germany

The previous locations and world champions are:

  • 2009 in Sonthofen, Germany
    Karl Schiffner, Austria
  • 2011 in Anif/Salzburg, Austria
    Sebastian Priller, Germany
  • 2013 in Munich, Germany
    Oliver Wesseloh, Germany
  • 2015 in São Paolo, Brasil
    Simonmattia Riva, Italy
  • 2017 in Munich, Germany
    Stephan Hilbrandt, Germany
Exams and certificates

Exams and certificates

The certificate of the Doemens Biersommelier, delivered by Doemens with international recognition, will be given to the approved student.

Where do beer sommeliers work?

Where do beer sommeliers work?

Beer sommeliers can be found at place where beer culture and professional service are making the turnover.

World leading expertise

World leading expertise

Did you know that Germany stands for hundreds of years of beer history & development, characterized by innovations and expertise until today.

Some examples, which can be surprising to you.

  • The oldest still existing brewery is most likely the Weihenstephan brewery from 1040 and the oldest monastery brewery from 1050 is Kloster Weltenburg.
  • Hamburg has been the continental European center of brewing in the medieval times with 459 breweries in the 1450th, only having 20 000 inhabitants. They were also inventing the Hefeweizen, which is now very popular in Bavaria;
  • The city of Einbeck in Lower Saxony counts as the home of the Bockbier, exported to Bavaria and finally brewed by the Paulaner monks as Doppelbock;
  • Bavaria declaring 1516 the Reinheitsgebot only allowing water, barley and hops, but only being the first state declaring the allowed ingredients. Cities like Nuremberg (1303) or Hamburg had this centuries earlier;
  • Bavarian named Joseph Groll brewed 1842 the first Pilsener Style beer in Pilsen;
  • Gabriel Sedlmayr (Spaten-Brauerei), creating the Münchener Helles style and his friend Anton Dreher (Schwechater Brauerei), creating the Wiener Lager
  • Both breweries were operating the first refrigeration system from Carl von Linde;
  • Emigrants from Rhineland-Palatia like Eberhard Anheuser and Adolphus Busch bringing the Pilsener Style to USA;
  • Other Germans like Frederick Miller (born Friedrich Müller) or David Gottlob Yuengling  (born Jüngling) creating the largest breweries in the new world, lasting until today;
  • Also at the west coast were breweries of the first hour like Anchor Steam founded by German emigrants Otto Schinkel und Ernst F. Baruth.

Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
Chair of Brewing Science – Berlin Institute of Technology

Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei
  • Leading education and science in brewing and beverage technology comes from Germany, e.g.
    • The technical universities in Berlin and
    • München-Weihenstephan, educating engineers in brewing science,
    • the VLB in Berlin as brewmaster and academic beverage technology school and center of research analytics.
    • the Doemens Academy from 1895 developing brewers, beverage technologists and brew masters under the umbrella of the World Brewing Academy and since 2004 beer sommeliers.

Since then more than four thousand Biersommeliers have been educated in 15 countries on four continents in 8 different languages. Now this expertise will be exported to Scandinavia bringing you a new perspective and delightful experience in beer.


Beer Sommelier training in a nutshell

Where do Beer Sommeliers work?

Highest international level training
Reputable Patronage By Brewers Associations

Reputable Patronage By Brewers Associations

The training is carried out under the Patronage of Association of Private Breweries in Germany e.V. Bavarian Brewers' Association e.V. Association of Austrian Breweries Swiss Brewery Association More to come...
Together Worldwide – Our Association of Certified Beer Sommeliers

Together Worldwide – Our Association of Certified Beer Sommeliers

Since 2004 more than 5 000 Biersommeliers have been educated in 18 countries on four continents in 8 different languages.

THE INSTITUTE OF MASTERS OF BEER

THE INSTITUTE OF MASTERS OF BEER

The top training course for beer sommeliers, beer experts and everyone who wants to become one!
The training as beer sommelier started by Doemens in 2004 has developed very successfully right from the start and has been expanded internationally in recent years. Meanwhile there are courses in 6 different languages (German, English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Korean) and on 4 continents. More than 2,000 graduates already wear the coveted silver pin, with which they are recognised worldwide as certified beer sommeliers.

In the course of time, the desire for opportunities for further training and deepening into special fields has grown louder and louder among the trained beer sommeliers. In order to meet this wish, Doemens founded the “Institute of Masters of Beer (IMB)”, in which a professional training programme was developed which was initially launched in German-speaking countries but will in future also be offered worldwide in various languages.

The new training programme leaves various possibilities open to all those interested in beer. They can either attend individual seminars at different training centres, as desired, or dare to take part in the “complete training”, which includes a multi-faceted further training programme.


Our Beer Somelier Training Plan

High-class international trainers

Training location, Gothenburg
Module 1: Doemens Brewing Expert

Module 1: Doemens Brewing Expert

In-depth knowledge about brewing raw materials and their flavor, brewing process and fermentation and intensive brewery internship.

Module 2: Doemens Certified Sensorist

Module 2: Doemens Certified Sensorist

Module 2 makes the professional sensorist for flavors, off-flavors and international beer styles.

Module 3: Doemens Sommelier in Practise

Module 3: Doemens Sommelier in Practise

Beer dispensing system (5 TU lecture, 3 TU internship)
Educational content:

  • Cleaning of dispensing systems,
  • Technical gases for the dispensing of beverages,
  • Construction and operation of a dispensing system,
  • Industrial hygiene,
  • Glass Care

Educational goals:
The student should

  • become familiar with the components of a dispensing system,
  • learn how to handle the dispensing system,
  • learn the hygienic requirements of dispensing operations.

Beer & beer tapping (1 TU internship)
Educational content:

  • Description and implementation of the correct tapping process, taking into account legal, economic and qualitative aspects,
  • Assistance for the training of your own staff.

Educational goals:

  • Mastering the right tap technology,
  • Teaching the guest the importance of the open bar for beer culture.

Beer & Glass Culture (2 TU Lecture)
Educational content:

  • Correspondence beer style to the right glass,
  • Influence of glass size on drinking behavior,

Educational goals:
The student should

  • always be able to offer the guest the right glass for the beer and to explain the influences of the glass shape (foam, aroma chimney, recency etc.) on the enjoyment of beer.

Beer & beer cellar (1 TU internship)
Educational content:

  • Presentation of a beer cellar with vintage beer,
  • Tasting of vintage beers, comparative tasting of beers in different ageing stages.

Educational goals:

  • Learning the right storage conditions and suitable beer types for storage,
  • Recognition of positive aging flavor.

Beer & Food (2 TU Lecture, 1 TU Internship)
Educational content:

  • Mediation of the harmony between beer and spits. Test of different basic flavors with four fundamentally different types of beer,
  • Compliance with important rules for the composition of a multi-course beer culinarium (beer sequence).

Educational goals:
The student should

  • be able to complement a multi-course menu with the right beers, not only on the basis of recommendations, but also through a logical combination of harmonious aromas and profiles (alcohol content, turbidity, age, origin, etc.).

Beer & Cheese (1 TU internship)
Educational content:

  • Presentation of international cheeses,
  • Correspondence different beer styles to certain cheeses,
  • Corresponding tasting of cheese and beer.

Educational goals:
The student should

  • be able making beer recommendations for international cheeses,
  • explain the close traditional link between beer and cheese (raw materials, crafts, fermentation organisms, etc.).

Cooking with beer and its raw materials (3 TU internship)
Educational content:

  • Presentation of the possibilities of how beer raw materials and beer itself can be used sensibly in the kitchen,
  • Getting to know a wide variety of cooking scenarios that are important for taste success.

Educational goals:
The student should

  • be able cook the recipes provided,
  • Master the principles of the art of cooking with beer,
  • transmit fun and joy with beer.

Beer & trends and future perspectives (4 TU lecture, 4 TU housework)
Educational content:

  • Presentation of the theses of recognized market researchers, how the beer market could look in the future,
  • Presentation of creative/innovative beer (marketing) ideas,
  • Examples from the international marketing of beer.

Educational goals:
The student should

  • be fascinated by beer and ready for the further development of ideas,
  • be able to take up and convert ideas for its occupation,
  • be able to plan and implement beer events.

Our Beer Somelier Training Plan

High-class international trainers

Where do Beer Sommeliers work?