World Beer Idol 2017 Jury

The entries will be assessed by a tasting committee made up of beer critics, independent brewers, beer journalists and representatives of educational brewing organizations.
  • Evan Rail / USA / beer writer (Why Beer Matters, Triplebock)
  • Tim Webb / United Kingdom / beer writer (The World Atlas of Beer, Good Beer Guide Belgium, LambicLand)
  • Max Bahnson / Argentina / beer writer, blogger (The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer)
  • Adam Vlček / Czech Republic / craft beer entrepreneur (Brewhemian Pilsen)
  • Marek Mahut / Slovakia / craft brewer, BJCP certified judge
  • Adam Šilar / Czech Republic / craft beer bar manager (Pivni Rozmanitost Prague)
  • Ruslan Shishmintsev / Russia / craft beer pub & store owner (BeerGeek Prague), BJCP certified judge
  • Arnaud Effantin Dit Toussaint / France / BJCP certified judge
  • Pavel Borowiec / Czech Republic / Pivo, Bier & Ale magazine editor
  • Marcela Titzlová / Czech Republic / journalist
  • Alexis Alexiou / Cyprus / brewer (Pivo microbrewery)
  • Adrian Tierney-Jones / United Kingdom / beer writer (West Country Ales, Great British Pubs, Britain’s Beer Revolution)
  • Ivan Chramosil / Czech Republic / brewer emeritus (U Fleku)
  • Jan Šuráň / Czech Republic / president of the Czech craft brewers association
  • Jan M van Bragt / Netherland / beer writer (editor-in- chief of the PINT magazine)
  • Joe Stange / USA / beer writer (Around Brussels in 80 Beers, contributing editor DRAFT magazi magazine)
  • Jan Hervert / Czech Republic / brewer (Hop Research Ltd.)
  • Zdeněk Prokop / Czech Republic / brewer (Palmbräu Eppingen)
  • Antone Kom / USA / BJCP certified judge
  • Lukáš Provazník / Czech Republic / craft beer pub owner (Ochutnavkova Pivnice Brno)
  • Chris Baerwaldt / USA / craft brewer (Pivovar Zhurak)
  • Filip Miller / Australia / craft brewer (Pivovar Raven)
  • Jiří Sládek / Czech Republic / BJCP certified judge
  • Petr Košín / Czech Republic / brewing developer (Budweiser Budvar)
  • David Máša / Czech Republic / brewer
  • Casey Wellman / USA / BJCP exam administrator
  • Klára Valuchová / Czech Republic / award winning bartender
  • Giorgio Marconi / Italy / beer judge
  • Yves Leboeuf / Belgium / brewer (Brussels Beer Project)
  • Hervé Loux / France / beer journalist
  • Maurizio Maestrelli / Italy / beer writer, journalist (Gambero Rosso, Il Mondo della Birra)
  • Karel Nečada / Czech Republic / eshop manager, bartender (Pivovarsky klub)
  • Daniel Lehmann / Germany / Biersommelier
  • Aleš Dvořák / Czech Republic / beer judge, quality manager