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10 years with Doemens: Dr. Michael Zepf

He is well known in the brewing industry landscape far beyond the borders of Germany and is appreciated for his competent, humorous manner: Dr. Michael Zepf, division head of the Doemens Savour Academy, celebrated his tenth anniversary with the institute on November 1st. After growing up in Bad Reichenhall, he trained as a beer brewer and, after an apprenticeship, graduated as a brewing and beverage technology engineer at TU Munic. He was employed by Weihenstephan, where he remained for 13 years and refined his skills as a teacher.

Upon completing his doctorate studies, he became the first brewmaster at an Upper Bavarian medium-sized brewery for nine years. Zepf then returned to teaching when he joined Doemens Academy as an instructor in 2009. He describes himself as a “teacher with conviction” who brings his expertise and experience into the classroom, where he instructs his students in the areas of fermentation, storage and sensory assessment technology. Under his direction, the Savour Academy has grown into a highly successful division. In addition, he has internationalized the Academy’s beer sommelier training and successfully introduced new programmes.

Michael Zepf knows how to enjoy a meal (memorable beer & food pairings!) and is a visionary. With passion and commitment, he has successfully persuaded his staff to help him implement new ideas. And he is a globetrotter and cycling enthusiast, having travelled to more than 50 countries on professional missions. Doemens Academy would hereby like to thank Michael Zepf for his past and ongoing successes and for his continued commitment!

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