Author Horst Dornbusch

Horst Dornbusch

Horst Dornbusch is a well-known brewer, consultant, author and speaker in the international brewing industry. He has contributed hundreds of articles in English and German to North American and European periodicals for brewing professionals and beer lovers alike. For Brewers Publications, he has written three books: Bavarian Helles (2000), Altbier (1999), and PROST! The Story of German Beer (1997).

Horst Dornbusch is a frequent media guest — from German and Austrian TV, to the BBC, to New Zealand National Radio, to NPR – commenting on the history, styles, technology, and marketing of beer; and he has been the script consultant on two Discovery Channel programs about beer. In the 1990s, he founded an award-winning microbrewery in Massachusetts. Before his career change to the world of beer, he held positions as a writer, editor, and publications manager for more than two decades at The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Reader’s Digest, and Siemens Medical Syustems. He was born and raised in Germany, is a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a B.A. from Reed College and an M.A. from Brandeis University.

Horst Dornbusch is also the author of The Ultimate Almanac of World Beer Recipes (2010), Die Biersorten der BRAUWELT® (2014), Beer Styles from around the World (2015), and Das Große BRAUWELT® Lexikon der Biersorten (forthcoming in 2017). In addition, he is the Associate Editor of The Oxford Companion to Beer (2011).