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.

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