Dr.-Ing. Frank Braun

Managing director of the Spalter Hopfen GmbH and of the Spalt hop growers’ coop HVG Spalt.

Being born 1967 in the Stuttgart region (Mercedes country) he completed his high school education (Abitur) and graduated in Business informatics in Stuttgart. A career he later decided against pursuing. Frank Braun studied brewing and beverage technologies in Weihenstephan, a department of Technical University of Munich. Later, he was awarded a doctorate, his thesis dealing with beer filtration.

Frank Brauns’s brewing career led him through several German brewing companies where he served as technician, technologist, manager of logistics, brewing and organisation. In 2011, he started his own brewery consultant’s business, which is still in operation. This brought him into the hop business, his nowadays main field of activity.

On the voluntary page, Dr. Braun lectures in University Weihenstephan-Triesdorf on hops and he is the vice president of the examination board for brewing and malting in his region. He also is a member of the board of the association of the former Weihenstephan brewer students.