"It is very important that a beer competition is held in russia. there are so many beer loving customers and interesting breweries, so we as judges can help them finding a good way to come together."
Founder and Co-Owner of the German Beer Academy (www.bierakademie.net)
Markus Raupach is a beer writer and beer sommelier from Bamberg, Germany. Publishing since 2005 he now has written more than 35 books about the german beer culture an other related topics (for example the Berlin Beer Guide and the Bavarian Beer Guide). He also works for several media including nationwide magazins. 2013 he founded the German Beer Academy training professionals, beer sommeliers and gastronomy-employes (www.bierakademie.net). He also is trainer of the german national team of beer sommeliers and is the inventor of the beer sommelier game (www.biersommelierspiel.de).
Markus Raupach studied German and History at the Bamberg University and founded his first own company in 1997. This media agency and publisher works for customers from whole germany with a focus in Bavaria and Berlin (www.guidemedia.de). 2013 he passed the beer sommelier exam, 2015 the spirit sommelier exam beeing promoted to Ambassador of Spirit Enjoyment. He is member of the board of Bierland Oberfranken e.V., the society of the franconian breweries, and he routinely works for the Bavarian and German Brewers Association, Private Brauereien and breweries like Pilsener Urquell, Maisel and Veltins. He also did tastings abroad, for example at the German embassy in Warsaw, Poland.
Markus Raupach is jury-member of the European Beer Star. In 2015 the Bavarian Brewers Associaton and the Bavarian Hotel and Gastronomy Association honored him with the title of „Goldene BierIdee“ for the foundation of the German Beer Academy and his journalistic work. 2012 his hometown awarded Markus Raupach with the „Bamberger Bierorden“. This medal is given to persons who particularly made an outstanding contribution to the recognition of Bamberg and its unique beer culture. You can find lots of testimonials about his work on https://bierakademie.net/referenzen/.
At the moment, Markus Raupach works on his newest project, a book about the breweries and beer culture of Saxonia and Thuringia, two member-states of Germany. He lives in Bamberg, Germany.