Kim L. Johansen, Director

Kim has been training manager at SSB since 2009 and leading the school since 2017. Prior to that he worked on planning and design projects for 16 years.

Kim coordinates the course programs as well as lecturing at SSB, and provides consultancy services to the global beverage industry. Putting his brewing knowledge to good use, Kim is a cider specialist and produces his own traditional cider on a small scale.

Dave Shapiro, Technical Training Engineer

Dave Shapiro joined SSB in 2019 and develops educational material, lectures, and creates elearning courses on technical brewing topics.

Dave has a background in Environmental Engineering and Remediation from the US.  He came to Denmark to pursue his interest in brewing by joining the Master’s in Food Science and Technology at the University of Copenhagen. Dave is glad to have combined his passion for brewing with his desire to spread factual knowledge.

Dorthe Sommer, Client Care Manager

Dorthe Sommer handles all communication with students and lecturers from first contact to you receive your diploma.

Dorthe joined the school in 2009. Dorthe knows the beer brewing business from a sales and marketing perspective from her time in Carlsberg and Coca-Cola. Her educational background consists of market economist. From her communication studies she inspires with knowledge about social media and how to act strategically.


Our greatest strength stems from our dedicated faculty of 40 lecturers, each a recognized specialist within their field of expertise. They all represent our core ambition – to offer education and training at the very highest level of excellence.

Our lecturers represent many sizes of breweries, consultancy companies, suppliers and universities. Below you can see some of our senior lecturers:

Anders Kissmeyer

Beer styles and recipe development
Master Brewer, Kissmeyer Brewing Co. A/S

Birgitte Funch

Yeast handling
Master Brewer, Carlsberg Research Laboratory

Bernt Skov Jensen

Brewery management and soft drinks
Management Consultant and Director, Uturn Company A/S

Chris Lockhart

Capacity calculations
Senior Brewing Project Manager, Alfa Laval A/S

Claus Møller Jensen

Packaging Line design and Packaging technology
Senior Engineering Consultant, 3V-Pack

Dušan Bizumić

Packaging machines,
Excellence Manager, Carlsberg

Henrik Siegumfeldt

Yeast and brewing microbiology
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences

Jon Bonne Eriksen

Biological control
Master Brewer, Crafted By

Jens-Erik Holmsgaard

Mechanical utilities
Chief Project and Market Manager, COWI

Jan Paul

Brewmaster, Svaneke Bryghus A/S

Kim L. Johansen

Director, Scandinavian School of Brewing

Ricardas Barakunas

Brewmaster, Royal Unibrew

Raimo Koljonen

Malting technology
Brewmaster, Viking Malt

Søren Harboe

Electrical utilities and process control
Engineer, COWI

Sten Aastrup

Barley, malt and adjuncts
Brewing expert

Tobias E. Jensen

Founder at EtOH Spirits, former founder and brewmaster at To Øl, EtOH Spirits ApS

Mikkel Nordkvist

Tanks & Pipe systems
Vice Presiden, Alfa Laval


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