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Guild Member Profile

Lana Svitankova

Writer, translator, educator, ambassador of Varvar Brew
  • Full member
  • switzerland
  • beer judge (bjcp)
  • certified-cicerone
  • mbaa
  • pink boots society
  • An international beer judge with experience of over 20 commercial and homebrewing competitions in the UK, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czechia, Ukraine, South Africa etc.

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

I am an avid beer enthusiast and professional. My aim is to push the boundaries of emerging beer culture in my country through writing, translation (“Tasting beer” by Randy Mosher, “The Comic Book Story of Beer” by Aaron McConnell, Jonathan Hennessey, and Mike Smith, “Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles” by Natalya Watson), talks and educational sessions. Another activity I engage in is creating more space in the industry for female beer lovers and professionals.

Can be found at Varvar Brew in Kyiv, Ukraine, from where I hail, inĀ Zurich, Switzerland, and all over Europe at festivals and breweries I frequently visits.