The best beers of 2020 // Brauerei-Gasthof Kundmüller and Brauerei Schützengarten are the best craft brewers // Outstanding beers from Germany and Switzerland
The awards for "Beers of the Year 2020" were presented today during a live virtual ceremony. A total of 222 beer specialities from all over the world were honoured by the jury of the 7th Meininger's International Craft Beer Award.
The national Craft Beer of the Year is Senatsbock of the Landgang Brewery. The international Craft Beer of the Year is a wood barrel matured Rum-Bock from the Schützengarten Brewery in Switzerland.
For the first time, Brauerei-Gasthof Kundmüller from Viereth-Trunstadt has been awarded National Craft Brewer of the Year. Roland and Oswald Kundmüller have already shown what they could do in previous competitions; this year they take home a total of 2 platinum, 6 gold and 2 silver medals for their Franconian beer specialties.
The International Craft Brewer of the Year is Schützengarten from Switzerland, who not only won 2 platinum, 7 gold and 2 silver medals, but also the International Craft Beer of the Year and Best Non-Alcoholic Beer (bottom-fermented) awards.
"Over four days this year, our 45 beer experts tasted their way through the great and diverse world of beer specialities to award only the best with a medal. They did this across all categories, so that this year, in addition to well-known international styles such as IPA or Porter and Stout, classic German and lighter beer styles such as Pils, Helles or Export were also awarded," said Christian Wolf, the Tasting Director.
This year’s virtual award ceremony was moderated by Christian Wolf and Meininger Verlag’s beer expert, Benjamin Brouër.
The results of Meininger's International Craft Beer Award 2020, including the special awards, can be found on the following pages as well as in issue 4/2020 of the magazine "MEININGERS CRAFT - Magazin für Bierkultur" (German only), which will be published at the end of August.