The "Wheat Beer of the Year" comes from Brauhaus Faust / The best summer beers of 2021 are brewed by TrueBrew and Brauerei Kundmüller
Incidence figures are dropping nationwide, outdoor restaurants are allowed to reopen in many places, and people are looking forward to their first beer in convivial company after a long time. The beer garden time begins!
In the new seasonally oriented concept of Meininger's International Craft Beer Award, the focus in May was therefore on summer beers (session lagers and ales) and the beer garden classic wheat beer. A total of over 150 beers were put to the critical vote of the expert jury, made up of beer sommeliers, brewers and other experts from research and academia, in the blind tasting. At the end of the intensive tasting day, 39 beers were awarded a medal. "In this compilation of varieties, it has once again been impressively demonstrated how much beer can accompany us through the year as a seasonal beverage," reports Mareike Hasenbeck, Germany's best-known beer blogger (Feiner Hopfen) and a member of the Craft Beer Award board.
Special awards as the highest-rated representatives of their style went to the following beers:
Faust Hefeweizen hell can call itself "Wheat Beer of the Year 2021". The jury was impressed by the tangy, mild, and fresh taste full of fruity yeast aromas and awarded the beer from Brauhaus Faust in Miltenberg a platinum medal, the only one among the competition. Once again, the brewery with more than 360 years of tradition was able to demonstrate its expertise.
The beer experts named Upside Down Session Lager from True Brue Brewing Company in Munich "Session Lager of the Year" (the bottom-fermented variety). The microbrewery from the Dreimühlenviertel has been causing a stir in the craft beer scene since its founding in 2019. Their gold medal-winning summer beer scored points with a particularly tropical-fruity aroma complete with mild herbal notes.