Kirrily Waldhorn, the original Beer Diva. Coined “Australia’s First Lady of Beer”, Kirrily is not your stereotypical beer presenter. She has appeared on radio, TV and in the press talking about everything from the ancient history of beer to beer gastronomy and busting beer myths (and there are plenty).
Kirrily is on a mission to rewrite the story of beer in Australia and is introducing Australians to the benefits of pouring a fine porter - instead of a fine pinot - at the dinner table. Kirrily has won over many foodies, sophisticates and women to the complexities and diverse styles of beer.
Spending over 17 years working in the Australian beer industry, Kirrily has cemented her place in Australia's beer history. She is the Editor of BeerStyle where her reviews see beer paired to music, fashion and art! Kirrily judges, MC’s and regularly hosts beer masterclasses at various food & beer festivals around Australia. She even presented a beer stage show at The Sydney Opera House!
Kirrily has also developed a close working relationship with Dan Murphy’s providing her expertise in beer across many of their consumer facing platforms, including their Beer Discovery Guide and Buyer’s Guides along with their online and radio activations.
She loves to get her hands dirty, brewing collaboratively on many occasions and being actively involved in the brewing of over 10 commercially released beers in Australia.
Her company, Beer Diva hosts a wide range of out of the ordinary beer events which have gained a loyal following and provide a unique and memorable experience for all of those who attend.
Kirrily, as The Beer Diva is thoroughly entertaining and “really knows her beer”. She is a truly passionate advocate for beer and the Australian beer industry and offers a unique voice to what is often perceived as a male-dominated industry.