Founded in 1895 and located in Munich (Germany) being one of the most ancient and prestigious German schools, Doemens Academy is an institution dedicated to education and consultancy, strongly directed to the beer business, which operates globally with international recognition and reputation. In 2004, Doemens pioneered presenting the first professional beer sommelier course in the world. This course, which consists in two weeks of full-time lessons, aims to be a guide of orientation in beer production and introduction to gastronomy, among other aspects as sales, distribution and commercialisation. The course is oriented to professional teachers in hotel business and tourism schools teaching subjects related to the brewing industry, and to those already introduced in brewing who want to improve and complete their knowledge about it.


Dr Peter Schropp

Dr. Peter Schropp is professor of studies related to non-alcoholic beverages and sensory at Doemens, being also the headmaster of the “Doemens Water Sommelier” course. He coaches the field of tastings and sensory perception. Dr. Schropp is also the director of the “Union for Water Sommeliers”.

Moreover his formation in water sommelier, he also does numerous events all around the country and abroad, especially in fields related to bottled water of the UM, like the Day of the annual mineral indulgence or some seminars as they can be the one of “Minerals-sensory evaluators”, the “mineral ambassador” or the “mineral expert”. In addition to his job in Doemens GmbH Academy, he’s worked as the CEO of the Water Sommelier Union eV, a group who gathers all certified water sommeliers. The purpose of this association is to promote moral occupation obligations and the economic interests of water sommeliers, also motivating the water and bottled drinking culture.

Sra. Nicola Buchner

Nicola Buchner is engineer for brewing science and beverage technology and she is instructor at Doemens Academy and the World Brewing Academy. The certified beer and water sommelier is in charge for the topics “minerals and nutritional physiology”, “glassware, “water and wine”, “water and terroir” and many other topics.




Doemens Academy GmbH
Stefanusstraße 8, 82166 Gräfelfing


April 20th through April 30th 2020


  • Lessons & Training Materials

  • Tastings of water

  • Sensory analysis

  • Exam taxes

  • Coffee break and lunch

Graduates who successfully pass exams will receive the “Doemens Water Sommelier Diploma”

Travel and accommodation expenses (Breakfast and Dinner) aren’t included.


The brochure with all the information of the course, you can download here.

Places are limited

Please fill in the form below, by phone 93 418 34 17 or by email balavia2000@gmail.com