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Great honor for Weihenstephan's dark wheat beer: Gold at the World Beer Cup



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One of the most prestigious beer competitions worldwide, the Craft Brewers‘ Convention in Minneapolis, USA, came to a delightful close for the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan. The dark wheat beer („Hefeweißbier Dunkel“) won Gold.


One might say it has become a tradition: The dark wheat beer has become one of the most accomplished beers in Weihenstephan’s portfolio. And it’s Gold again: It came out on top in the category German Style Wheat Ale.

"Well-deserved champion"

Brand Ambassador Matthias Ebner was on his market journey in the US at the time of the competition – and was delighted to receive this prize: „Our dark wheat beer is a well-deserved champion in this category. It convinced the judges with its nuances of ripe bananas and the slight hints of cloves.“ It has been a worthy conclusion for Ebner’s trip to the States – which has been his first since the beginning of the pandemic. „It has been a great feeling to see our partners and friends overseas once again – and also to meet new faces on the way. And now it feels even better to return home, accompanied by our Gold medal.“

"Award dedicated to the whole brewery"

Prof. Dr. Josef Schrädler, Director of Weihenstephan Brewery, was overjoyed: „This is an award dedicated to the whole brewery. It simply shows how much effort every single one in Weihenstephan puts into our delicious beers.“

The World Beer Cup is known as the „Olympics of Beer“, awards extraordinary brewing and takes place every other year.

If you want to find out more about our Gold medalist, check out our website. In addition to that, Weihenstephan provides you with even more stories and information in the Podcast „1000 Years of Beer“, available on any major platform.

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