Covering Southeastern Wisconsin and the Chicago area
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KEITH SYMONDS is a NATIONALLY CERTIFIED MASTER BEER JUDGE with over 25 years of experience brewing, judging and enjoying beer. Whether you are looking for a beer tour, beer tasting, staff training, or beer dinner, Keith will make your beer event fun and educational.
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Now hosting Beer Dinners, Beer Tastings, Staff Training and Beer Tours (pricing below)
Great for Special Occasions - Bachelor Parties, Anniversaries, Team Building and Birthdays
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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, as well as 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, annual episodes dedicated to the best craft beers in cans to drink in local parks 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.
Keith is co-owner and head brewer of Next Door Brewing Co. at 2439 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI which is scheduled to open in late summer 2013.
Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild (MHTG)
Beer Judge Certification Program
House of Brews
Hophead Beer Tours
Beerpocalypse Now! episodes now available on YouTube: