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Precious metal at the IBC: Weihenstephan Brewery awarded five medals



Autor: Anton Hirschfeld


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The late summer had something great in store for the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan - a shower of medals! At the International Beer Challenge in Great Britain, Weihenstephan beers won five awards.


After the great success at the World Beer Awards in late August, when the crystal wheat beer was named the best crystal worldwide, the honors continued seamlessly. 

Weihenstephan wheat beers are excellent - this was confirmed by the blind tastings at the International Beer Challenge 2023. Not only did the Hefeweißbier bring home the bronze medal, but three other representatives were honored with the golden one: the Weizenbock Vitus, the Hefeweißbier Dunkel, and – who else after the successes of recent years - the Kristallweissbier! The quintet is completed by the silver medal of the Original Helles.

Fine notes of banana - more intense in the Vitus, more subtle in the Kristallweissbier, a bit riper in the Hefeweissbier Dunkel -, a pleasant recency of the beers and strong colors in the glass ensured enthusiasm among the jury. The brewery's wheat beer range convinced the British. And the Original Helles also met the tastes: spicy, refreshing, with a lot of character - a perfect beer that fits just fine to a snack.

Prof. Dr. Josef Schrädler, Director of the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, was delighted: "Shortly after our great success at the World Beer Awards, we won even more medals - we are thrilled that our beer is also so well received in Great Britain! This is a further confirmation of our high quality and the unique taste of our beers."

Head Brewmaster Tobias Zollo agreed: "Our wheat beers are more than beers, they are experiences. Our team works hard to ensure that fans around the world can enjoy these beers." And the crystal wheat beer? Zollo laughed: "It has definitely become our golden boy. We'll toast to that."



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