Global brewing competition enters the sixth round

At this year’s Best Brew Challenge, participants are requested to brew an Altbier, a typical beer style from Düsseldorf. Was this decision influenced by carnival, another Düsseldorf tradition? That remains the secret of Palatia Malz GmbH, the contest’s organizers. Or maybe they are hoping for a witches’ brew or a diabolically good beer. Why else would they have chosen to start the simultaneous brew on Walpurgis Night on 30 April 2020, when bonfires are lit in northern European countries to ward off evil spirits?

But one thing is sure: The submitted beer