by Bryan Darrow | June 01, 2007

Scott KerkmansIn March, after sorting through almost 7,500 applications from some 30 countries, Four Points by Sheraton offered the newly created position of chief beer officer to Scott Kerkmans, a 27-year-old native of Phoenix and all-around beer nut.

Beyond spreading his passion for hops, Kerkmans will be in charge of implementing the hotel chain’s newly launched Best Brews program, which aims to bring the finest suds to Four Points’ properties around the world.

“A cold glass of beer is one of the simple pleasures in life,” notes Kerkmans, a certified beer judge who last year started Draft magazine to celebrate the myriad facets of suds culture. “With the Best Brews program,” he adds, “Four Points is letting its guests know they are staying at a hotel that appreciates quality beer.”