Born in Germany Michael's two passions are football and beer. After growing up drinking Pils and Kölsch, Michael moved to New Zealand in 2007. Here he had to renounce his endorsement of the German Reinheitsgebot, only to be confronted with the hopless and bodiless beer-like beverages available at the time. Michael was an early supporter of the New Zealand craft beer movement and the world class beers they now brew. Unfortunately he still waits for NZ football to rise to similar accolades.
Michael describes himself as a beer drinker with an opinion.