Horst Dornbusch is the founder and owner of Cerevisia Communications. He is an internationally known public relations professional with specialized knowledge in the beverage industries of North America and Europe. Cerevisisa Communications' past and present clients include well-known beverage raw material producers, finished goods producers, commodity and beverage distributors, and industry associations.
Horst Dornbusch is fluently bilingual in English and German and knows basic French and Spanish. He was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he earned his Abitur (the classic German high school diploma). He then attended Ruhr-Universität in Bochum. After immigrating to the New World, he received a B.A. from Reed College in Oregon and an M.A from Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a radio news editor, a book and magazine editor, and a microbrewery owner. In his spare time, he writes books and articles about beer for both technical and general-interest audiences. He is an award-winning author and brewer, and a multi-lingual beer raconteur. He is a regular columnist for BeerAdvocate.com, America's most popular consumer website for beer lovers, and for Brew Your Own Magazine, the world's largest-circulation homebrew journal.
Among the many international publications for which he has written feature stories are All About Beer, Brewers' Guardian, Beverage Business, The New Brewer, Zymurgy, WineMaker, American Brewer, and Ale Street News. In 2002, he was honored with the Golden Quill and Tankard Award by the North American Guild of Beer Writers for best feature on brewing.
His book titles include the two Classic Beer Style volumes Altbier (© 1998) and Bavarian Helles (© 2000) as well as Prost! The Story of German Beer (© 1997). For a detailed bibliography of Horst Dornbusch's works click here.
He has starred in a TV pilot, Brew Crew (VHS-copy available upon request), and has been a guest on national and local radio shows including The Connection (NPR), Beer Radio (105.7 FM Baltimore-Washington D.C.), and The World (BBC/PRI). Click here to listen to an audio sample from his BBC interview.
He has given public speeches and held tastings in venues large and small on two continents. For his "BeerExperience" public speaking activities consult http://www.beerexperience.com. His venues as a speaker have included the Culinary Institute of America, the Boston Learning Society, the Brewers Association National Craft Brew Conference, the BeerAdvocate Boston Beer Fest, the Brewers Association National Homebrewers Conference, the historical Old South Meeting House Museum in Boston, the German-American Business Council, the Goethe Institute, the Rotary Club, and the Union Club in Boston.
He counts among his brewing awards a Bronze Medal at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival and the title "Brewer of the Month" by Yankee Brew News, in 1996. For a list of beers designed by Horst Dornbusch click here.
He makes his home along the eastern seaboard of the United States in West Newbury, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife Elva Ellen Kowald and two Maine Coon cats.
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