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Hailing from Upper Michigan and now residing in downtown Munich, I’ve been asked to comment occasionally on the beer scene here in Munich.

In 2005 I founded BayernTrips, LLC with my beautiful wife, Vonia. I’m fluent in German, having studied in Kassel, Germany. My undergraduate work was in German Language studies and European History at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. After school I spent several years in the hospitality industry at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. German friends have told me, “Scott, you are more German than us Germans!” I understand first-class service and relish the task of revealing Europe’s reality to my guests. Until Dec 2010, I was co-owner of Ironwood Plastics, Inc., a successful manufacturing business in Upper Michigan and taught German courses at Gogebic Community College. I am now a Diplom Bier Sommelier, and CELTA certified English Instructor, now residing in downtown Munich.

I’m just putting the finishing touches on a post about the Bier Sommelier program here in Munich (and now in Chicago!) and a second article about the 2012 BrauKunst Live event in Munich. Stay tuned for more posts direct from the Vaterland!