Karl Hartdegen

Karl is part the Bold Rock team as Quality Assurance Manager.  He is an Advanced Cicerone® and Owner & Founder of CRAFT CULTURE. Karl’s career has been dedicated to quality assurance, compliance, safety, research & development, innovation efforts, and fermentation science. His early career was formed in third party quality control laboratories before specializing as a holistic fermentation professional through a master’s degree focused on Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of New Orleans. He was inspired to study for the Certified Pommelier™ exam because he believes deeply in expanding professional knowledge, continuing education, and has a passion for fermented beverages. Having worked for beer and kombucha industries, working with cider has been excited, refreshing, and transformative.  Karl and his family live in the land of fermentation – Asheville, North Carolina.