Covering Southeastern Wisconsin and the Chicago area
email: | cell: (608) 220-0735
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KEITH SYMONDS is a BREWHOUSE CONSULTANT and NATIONALLY CERTIFIED MASTER BEER JUDGE with 25+ years of experience brewing, judging and enjoying beer. Whether you are looking for help with a start-up or existing brewery, beer tour, beer tasting, staff training, or beer dinner, Keith will work with you to meet all of your beer-related needs.
Beer Tasting   $40/pp and up
Beer Tasting with Cheese or Chocolate    $50/pp and up
Beer Dinners    Pricing Upon Request
Beer Tours (Madison, Central Wisconsin,
     Milwaukee, Chicago)     Pricing Upon Request
Team Building/Staff Training        Pricing Upon Request
Brewhouse Consulting Pricing Upon Request
Prices above for 6 or more participants, for smaller events or to schedule please contact Keith.
Have an idea for a beer event not described above or question about brewing beer?
Email Keith at or call Keith at (608) 220-0735.
Brewhouse Consulting, Private Beer Dinners, Beer Tastings, Staff Training and Beer Tours
(pricing below)

Great for bachelor parties, office outings,
birthday and anniversaries.
Gift certificates available.

Keith has been appreciating and sharing beer ever since he hosted his first beer tasting for his college dormmates in Ithaca, NY in 1982. From there, he progressed to becoming an award-winning homebrewer and professional brewer in 5 breweries across the world (including Tahiti!). Keith has held leadership roles in several homebrew organizations, including the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild, and has run multiple national homebrew competitions.

You can see Keith along with Jeremy Rintz featured on the Madison-produced beer education show, "Beerpocalypse Now!" on WYOU-TV, Madison, WI, where they recently featured  a 3-part episode "A Wake for Dogfish Head in Wisconsin" -- a tasting of 10 Dogfish Head beers before they departed from the Wisconsin market, live airings from the Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival and Madison Craft Brewing Week, and an episode tasting gluten-free beers.

Keith is also a Master Beer Judge (since 1993, highest rank) through the BJCP and has judged at over 100 beer events. On a recent Hophead Beer Tours featuring Chicago breweries, Keith was the guest host to a group of over 20 beer enthusiasts. He has hosted many beer tastings and dinners for corporate and private groups.

Keith is co-founder of Next Door Brewing Co. in Madison, WI and regularly consults with breweries on design, set-up and operations.

Featured Links:

Next Door Brewing Co.

Beerpocalypse Now!

Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild (MHTG)

Beer Judge Certification Program

House of Brews

Hophead Beer Tours

Beerpocalypse Now! episodes now available on YouTube:

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