30 Craft Beers awarded Platin, Brauhaus Riegele and Boston Beer Company are Craft Brewers of the Year 2017.
With 970 beers from 28 nations, Meiningers International Craft Beer Award, one of the largest international beer tastings, took place for the fourth time in Neustadt an der Weinstraße on the 3rd and 4th of May. The best beers were awarded a medal by a 90-strong expert jury.
The best Craft Beer national and international is also honored with the special award "Craft Beer of the Year": the volcano brewery from the Eifel presents the best German Craft beer of the competition with its Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock. The Grand Prestige Vatgerijpt Cognac, which was presented by the Hertog Jan Brewery from the Netherlands, was rated highest in international beer specialties and is the Craft Beer of the Year internationally.
The best overall result and thus the award Craft-Brauer of the year nationally goes to the Brau-haus Riegele, Augsburg, which was awarded four times platinum, four times gold and nine times silver for its beer specialties.
The Boston Beer Company, USA, was able to earn two times platinum, eight times gold and once silver for their submitted Samuel Adams Craft beers, and is awarded by the jury as the Craft Brewer of the Year international.