Dark, strong, not too sweet – the 2023 competition beer

Terms for the BestBrewChallenge 2023 published

A Dark Doppelbock is to be brewed as the competition beer for the BestBrewChallenge 2023. This beer style is characterized by a strong, not too sweet and malty character as well as a full body. Hop flavor and bitterness are rather low. The beer color is typically between light brown and black. Although the darkest malt from the Bestmalz roasted malt range – BEST Röstmalz eXtra – is to be used in brewing, according to the beer style definition, no prominent roasted malt flavor should appear in the Dark Doppelbock. This is the challenge facing the participants in the BestBrewChallenge 2023.

The competition is open to home and hobby brewers, pub breweries, and even institutes and large breweries from anywhere in the world. Participation is free of charge. he winning beer will be brewed on a large scale and served at the Bestmalz booth at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, where also the award ceremony will take place. The first-place winner will win a trip and overnight stay for him- or herself and a companion. Other prizes include lab beer analyses and awards for creative bottle labels and packaging. Each beer entered will be judged by professional sommeliers. This feedback will be sent to the brewers along with a participant T-shirt.

The competition beer is to be brewed between 20th and 23rd April 2023 The period will thus be extended from one to four days as opposed to previous years. The final day will be German Beer Day on the 23rd of April 2023. The closing date for shipping competition beers is July 5, 2023.

For all conditions and further information, please visit www.bestbrewchallenge.com.

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