BA Members Competition Results – 2012 European Beer Star
The European Beer Star is one of the most recognized beer competitions in the world, committed to the traditional European art of brewing.
The European Beer Star award is in its ninth year, with breweries from around the globe that are committed to the traditional European art of brewing. The competition is limited to beer-categories, which originate in Europe (50) and hands out awards for authentic, distinctive beers of an impressive taste and quality that fulfill the criteria of the particular type in the best way possible. The competition evaluates the beers on the basis of purely sensory criteria and is awarded in gold, silver and bronze in every category
Congratulations BA Export Development Program Members
Thirty-nine Brewers Association Export Development Program members sent 159 beers for the 2012 European Beer Star competition. Twenty-one BA EDP members won 35 awards in 22 different categories in the competition.
Overall in the European Beer Star competition, there were 1,366 beers entered from 45 countries. This is an increase of 23% compared to the successful prior year – 17 % increase in beers from Germany, 28% in international beers.
Judging of the beers was done by an international expert panel at the Doemens Brewing Academy in Gräfelfing near Munich, with 102 beer and brewery experts from all over the globe. Judges were in 12 teams from 25 different countries. Number of judges was up 4% compared to 2011.