Guided beer tastings with an award-winning brewmaster from New York's Capital Region

About Professor Beer

Professor Beer is George de Piro, Brewmaster and a Founding Partner at Druthers Brewing Company and a Master Judge in the Beer Judge Certification Program. He has taught many beer classes, including courses for the Brooklyn Brewery, Culinary Institute of America, and numerous corporate events and private parties. He is also a guest beer expert on WAMC radio's Vox Pop.

A brewer for over over 20 years, George has won many awards for his beers, including three Gold Medals at the Great American Beer Festival, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the World Beer Cup, and Gold Medals at the National Homebrew Competition and Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing.

George has a BS in biochemistry and has completed courses at the Siebel Institute of Technology, including Sensory Analysis training. He has served on judge panels at the Great American Beer Festival and many homebrew contests.

He has written numerous articles on beer styles and brewing, and was a regular contributor to the Yankee Brew News for over three years. He has traveled throughout Europe researching famous beer styles at their original sources.


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