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Beer Conscious Founder...

Scott Kerkmans Scott Kerkmans is an established authority and a fresh voice in the diverse and growing brewing community. Scott has been a professional brewer for over 4 years. Initially as a head brewer at a regional brewpub and most recently as an award winning brewer at Alaskan Brewing Company. In 2006, Scott started the beer consulting firm Nazdar Beer, Inc. and the Beer Conscious Training Program. Since that time, he has consulted with everyone from national/craft breweries to world class distributors and international restaurant chains to help improve beer knowledge. In 2007, Scott beat out over 7,800 applicants to become the world’s first Chief Beer Officer (CBO) for Four Points by Sheraton Hotels. In this role he implemented an extensive beer program at the retail level to over 140 hotel and restaurants worldwide. Prior to starting his own firm, Scott sold beer and helped train employees for Crescent Crown Distributing in their highest volume on-premise sales route. He also authored beer articles for Wine Enthusiast and Draft Magazine, among others. In addition, Scott was in the first group of 5 individuals to become a Certified Cicerone in the world in 2008 and has since worked with the Cicerone Program as an exam proctor and consultant. He is also on the faculty and teaches beer classes at both Regis University and Metro State Univ. in Denver, CO. He is an annual Judge and Judge Captain at the Great American Beer Festival and in his ten years in the brewing industry, he has proven that he knows all three tiers of the beer world and has become an expert at training employees in every aspect of beer knowledge; from brewing to buying. When you are ready to pass the Cicerone Exam or if you just need to know more about beer, this is where you click.

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