On October 31, 2013 the BA Export Development Program’s American Craft Beer Ambassador to Europe, Andreas Fält was enthroned as an Honorary Knight of the Brewer’s Mashstaff. The Knighthood of the Brewer’s Mashstaff is a descendant of the Belgian Brewer’s Guild, one of the oldest secular professional associations in the world. Each year the guild selects honorary knights (those who contribute their services to the brewing industry) and knights by rights (those who are closely related to the brewing industry by birth, alliance, or profession). Andreas was recognized for his work as a judge at the Brussels Beer Challenge though his broader and long-term work with the BA EDP and as a judge for numerous other international beer competitions likely also helped gain attention. This is a tremendous honor and will only strengthen Andreas’ position as an educator and promoter for the American craft beer industry.
Congrats to Andreas!