Andres Furukawa is an experienced practical brewer and senior brewing technologist with all-round technical brewing knowledge. He has worked in the brewing industry for the last 22 years.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in Brewing from the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010. He received his Brewmaster Diploma from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany in 2003. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Science Diploma in Food Chemistry at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM).
He has worked as Senior Brewing Technologist for a British process technology company commissioning, setting up, and optimising brewhouse operational procedures with a focus on energy savings for mashing, cereal cooking and wort boiling technology in several breweries in Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Belgium and Ghana.
In addition, he has worked as Brewmaster for Lemke Brauerei GmbH, Berlin, Germany, Cerveceria Cosaco, Mexico City as well as in the brewing department for Cervecería Modelo S.A. de C.V. (Corona), Santa Fe Beer Factory S.A. de C.V., Mexico City. He has carried out a professional internship in production and quality assurance for Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer KG, Warstein, Germany. He has also provided technical brewing consultancy for Mexican and English regional breweries. Currently, Andres is the CEO & Founder of Macken Bryggeri AB and the Brewmaster & Brewing Technologist at AEB Group, a company leader in the field of biotechnology, brewing and oenology.