World Cup Beer Sommeliers—drinktec 2022

When: September 11, 2022

Where: CCN C62

The admission is free of charge.

The title of the Doemens Beer Sommelier has established itself in the international brewing industry and has made a significant contribution to promoting beer culture and beer knowledge. Beer sommeliers are recognized and valued ambassadors of beer. So it's no wonder that their number has steadily increased since the start of the training in 2004. The special skills of a beer sommelier have been presented at the highest level since 2009 as part of a world championship. The World Cup takes place every two years at different venues, organized and carried out by the Doemens Academy.

Previous World Cup winners:

  • 2009: Karl Schiffner (Austria), World Cup in Sonthofen, Germany
  • 2011: Sebastian Priller (Germany), Word Cup in Anif/Salzburg, Austria
  • 2013: Oliver Wesseloh (Germany), World Cup in Munich, Germany
  • 2015: Simonmattia Riva (Italy), World Cup São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2017: Stephan Hilbrandt (Germany), World Cup in Munich, Germany
  • 2019: Elisa Raus (Germany), World Cup in Rimini, Italy


World Cup 2022

In 2022, the champion will again be sought from the ranks of over 7000 beer sommeliers worldwide, this time in Munich in the run-up to drinktec.

After an overwhelming record was set at the World Cup 2019 in Rimini with 90 candidates from 17 different countries, the tension is rising as to how many candidates from which countries will find their way to Munich this time and who will be able to crown themselves this time....

The participants have already proven themselves in national qualifications in many countries and have prevailed against competitors. One thing is certain: the best beer sommeliers in the world will be coming to Munich for the 2022 World Cup.


The know-how of the participants is tested and evaluated in various runs. In the pre rounds, both theoretical basics about beer and sensory skills in beer style and flavor tests are required in order to qualify for the final. In the final, sensor technology and knowledge as well as the necessary performance on stage during the beer presentation are required.

The eight best participants compete in the public final in front of a top-class jury and the spectators in the hall and in the live stream. The person who best presented the message of beer culture and its diversity will be chosen as the winner and thus the new world champion of beer sommeliers.

The final on September 11, 2022, starting at 3:00 at the CCN – Conference Center North Messe München (Room C 62, 1st floor) is open to the public!


This event is organized by Doemens Akademie, Organizer: Dr. Michael Zepf.

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