About Humulus & Fermentum:
After having been exposed to beer abroad, I had at first a vague sense of what a magnificent world of taste is out there. After further research my taste horizon had enlarged and so I returned to my native land – Luxembourg.
Regarding beer diversity it felt and still feels sometimes as if I arrived in a ‘taste-desert’! So what else would you do then; try to adapt at first. Soon, my personal beer taste craved for more versatility. Yet no shop was in acceptable distance without going over the border. This situation paired with time comes inspiration and since my interest for how beer is crafted grew my decision was final – “I want to become a beer-sommelier!”
2014 was then the lucky year in which I was allowed to participate in the beer sommelier course of the renowned Doemens academy, which I successfully passed – thus reinforcing the already known whilst also learning a ton of new beer-facts. This done, allowed me to move forward on this adventurous road, opening my company in order to find the perfect beer for you.
I would be delighted to welcome you on board and in my shop which holds constantly about 200 different and carefully selected references, whilst joining me on this new road and we may discover the good as well as the evil, allowing our taste to come back to what was nearly forgotten and give Beer the respect and honour it so richly deserves!
Sebastian Symolka – Doemens Beer Sommelier