Hello and welcome to the beer-pope’s site.

My name is Conrad Seidl – and you may have heard that “Seidl” means a small measure or a glass of beer in many areas of the German speaking countries. That is right: Beer drinking vessels are called Seidel, Seidl, Seidla etc. in various regions – the term relates to the latin word “situla” for a small flask or mug. As I was born with such an inspiring name I decided to make “Bierpapst” (pope of beer) a registered trade mark.

In my day-to-day job I have been writing on politics for more than 35 years – and for about as long I have been writing about beer. Trust me: the latter is more fun. If you deal all day with politics you need a beer or two afterwards. This is how I started to sample beers like a sommelier, to evaluate them as a judge and write about breweries and their specific craft as a professional beer-writer.

I definitely have fun doing all this. I conduct beer seminars. I shoot beer videos, write beer books. I give lectures on beer history, hold beer dinners – and most of all I keep in touch with brewmasters as well as with beer consumers around the world.

Shall we meet for a beer? Maybe: Just get in touch and let’s see. Cheers!

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Zur Feier des Tages: Stärk' antrinken - heuer mit einem Russian Imperial Stout von Courage, was ja auch namentlich famos passt.
Das Bier ist von 1993, die Farbe tiefschwarz, kein Schaum, aber ein Duft von Portwein, Nougat, Schokolade und Weichseln. Der Antrunk weinig mit leichter Säure, etwas schokoladiger Süße, dann eine robuste Bittere - alles eingepackt in wärmenden Alkohol. (10,0 %)
Tolles Bier. das mir ein Schweizer Freund selbstloser Weise geschenkt hat! Ich trinke es voller Dankbarkeit!
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Heute bin ich am Wirt-uellen Stammtisch dabei - allerdings nur über Instagram zu finden ... See MoreSee Less

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Conrad Seidl's Beer of the Week

#179 "Brewdog / Hazy AF" (Style: IPA) - English