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FAQ – European Beer Star 2020

Registration:

Will the European Beer Star 2020 be taking place?

  • All preparations for staging the event were in place long before current events surrounding the Corona pandemic
  • We are optimistic that the event can take place as planned in October 2020
  • In the event of cancellation of the expert tasting – which hopefully will not occur
    • it will not be necessary to send in the registered beers
    • registration fees already paid will be refunded
  • There is therefore no financial risk attached to registration for EBS 2020

Which breweries are permitted to take part?

  • Any commercial brewery in the world can take part
  • Breweries with local, regional, national and international operations are eligible
  • Not only breweries from Europe, but also from all countries on every continent
  • We kindly refer to our competition’s conditions.

Are microbreweries and pub-breweries allowed to take part?

  • Microbreweries and pub-breweries are permitted to take part in the competition
  • The beer can be bottled/is bottled in siphons or big bottles
  • Each bottle must be clearly marked with an adhesive label showing the following information:
    • Name of the beer
    • Beer’s participation number (see confirmation fax)
    • Number of the beer category (see EBS 2020 category list)

Which are the important dates?

01. APRIL 2020 Start of registration
26. JUNI 2020 End of early booker discount
04. SEPTEMBER 2020 Registration closes
08./09. OCTOBER 2020 Expert tasting
10. NOVEMBER 2020 Consumers’ Favourite at BrauBeviale in Nuremburg
11. NOVEMBER 2020 Award ceremony at BrauBeviale in Nuremburg

In which categories can I register beers?

  • At the European Beer Star 2020, beers will be tasted in 70 categories
  • The list including a detailed description of the categories is available to download from european-beer-star.com

How many beers can I register in each category?

  • Each brewery can only register one beer per category
  • The list including a detailed description of the categories is available to download from european-beer-star.com

How can I register?

  • Entries must be made online via the website european-beer-star.com / Registration
  • Only beer can be entered
  • The alcohol content and original wort of each beer entered must be specified when registering
  • Only beers which can be bought by the end consumer with precisely this composition, and in the packaging and labelling sent in, may be submitted.

What are the registration fees?

Price per beer Beers 1 and 2 3 beers or more Beers 1 and 2 3 beers or more


Germany

(incl. 19% VAT)

International

(without VAT)

up to 26 June 2020

261,80 EUR

226,10 EUR

220,00 EUR

190,00 EUR

from 27 June 2020

285,60 EUR

249,90 EUR

240,00 EUR

210,00 EUR

How is payment made?

  • Register online, fast and conveniently, and then pay via PayPal or credit card!
  • Pay via bank transfer to: Private Brauereien Bayern e.V., Münchner Bank eG, IBAN: DE 36 7019 0000 0004 5057 35
  • Please transfer fees from abroad via EU standard transfer
  • The transferor shall pay any fees and expenses charged by their bank

Which criteria must be considered when registering?

  • The alcohol content and original wort of each beer entered must be specified when registering
  • Take into account the analytics and the additional information for some categories; these can be found in the category description

How do I find the right category for particular beer specialities?

  • A list of all permitted beer specialities can be found at: european-beer-star.com / Categories / Category Finder
  • Select beer speciality - assign category number – register your beer

Shipment:

How should the beer be packaged and shipped for the expert tasting?

  • The labels for the bottles must be created by the brewery itself
  • Each bottle must be clearly marked with an adhesive label showing the following information:
    • Beer’s participation number (see confirmation fax)
    • Number of the beer category (see EBS 2020 category list)
  • Each bottle must also bear the label with which the beer is sold commercially
  • A detailed description of the shipping can be found at: european-beer-star.com / Registration / Packaging and Shipment

Which beer quantities / bottles must I send in for the expert tasting?

  • The following quantities are required for the beer tasting at Doemens:
    • Bottles / cans with content of 0.5l or more - 12 bottles
    • Bottles / cans with content less than 0.5l - 18 bottles

Expert Tasting:

When and where does the expert tasting take place?

  • From 10 - 11 October 2020
  • At Doemens Academy in Gräfelfing/Munich, Germany

Who tastes the beer?

  • An independent international committee comprising a high-quality panel of well-known, experienced beer experts: brewmasters, beer writers, journalists and beer sommeliers from app. 32 countries form the expert jury of the European Beer Star

Which criteria are used when tasting my beers?

  • Sensory criteria only from the consumer perspective, no laboratory analytics

How can you become a member of an expert jury?

  • All appointments to our expert jury are now complete for 2020
  • If you are interested in participating in future years, please send us your application and the recommendation of at least three members of our expert jury to: info@european-beer-star.com

How and when will I be informed if I am successful at the EBS?

  • The winners and all participants are informed directly following the expert tasting

What do I receive after the competition?

  • All participants receive an expert evaluation for each beer submitted
  • The winners also receive an award and a certificate for each winning beer, as well as extensive press material

Consumers' Favourite:

Who takes part in the Consumers’ Favourite public tasting?

  • All Gold winners in the 70 categories qualify to participate

When and where does this additional tasting take place?

  • The tasting takes place on 10 November 2020 at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg
  • All trade fair visitors then have the opportunity to participate in this

Award Ceremony

When and where does the award ceremony for the European Beer Star 2020 take place?

  • The award ceremony takes place on 11 November 2020 at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg

What is the Winners’ Night?

  • An event which is unique in the trade with probably the world's most exclusive bar counter
  • All winning beers (gold, silver, bronze) in each category are available for tasting
  • This takes place directly after the prize giving ceremony European Beer Star 2020 on 11 November 2020 at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg
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