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The Beer Sage

Doug Piper

Doug Piper

Doug is a food and beverage consultant for The Beer Sage LLC, and is a Certified BJCP Beer Judge and Cicerone. After a successful marketing/design and manufacturing career, Doug Piper was recently bitten by the craft beer “bug” and its pursuit has become a new life passion. He brings a fresh new perspective to the fine food and craft beer market with his uniquely simple, but scientifically accurate approach. His folksy manner to craft beer appreciation is a welcome change from the typical beer journalist.

Doug is fueled by the passion for understanding the nuances of the best food and beverage flavors. He considers himself to be a “forever student” eager to build an academic foundation in craft beverages and foods and stays in tune with the latest developments through continued judging, industry conferences, and coursework.

He recently left a successful career in leading Product Development at Woven Electronics (recently acquired by United Technology) to pursue new passions. His past work spans decades, but include over fifteen patents and the successful creation of several business divisions including high-speed cable assemblies and high-security devices.

Doug is currently focused on working as a consultant to the food and beverage market and is always interested in a challenge. Consider reaching out to him at doug@thebeersage.com

Food and Beer Pairing

Food and Beer Pairing

Beer Tastings

Beer Tastings

Event Planning

Event Planning

Competition Judging

Competition Judging

Industry Recognition

Certified BJCP Beer Judge

Certified BJCP Beer Judge

BJCP Recognized Beer Judge
White Labs Yeast Handling Workshop
Cicerone
Cicerone BeerSavvy Certificate
Cicerone Brewing and Ingrediants Specialist2
Cicerone Brewery Off-Flavors Training
Cicerone Keeping and Serving Beer