John I. Haas, Inc., sponsored the Fourth World Beer Sommelier Championship in Sao Paulo at the 2015 Brasil Brau event. The event consisted of 50 sommeliers, selected from thousands of professionals in regional and national championships. Simonmattia Riva is the 2015 World Beer Sommelier Champion and won a trip to attend the 2015 Hops Academy in Yakima, WA at John I. Haas’ Innovations Brewery. Dr. Elisabeth Wiesen of Joh. Barth und Sohn, got to know Riva a little better. To read the full interview, click here.