The Grolsch Speciaalbieren Kruidige Tripel, Kristalheldere Zomerbok, Krachtig Kanon, Frisse Lentebok, Puur Weizen, Klassieke Blond, Volle Dubbel and Weizen 0.0% receive special distinction
Once again, Grolsch takes the win at the World Beer Awards (WBA). An impressive four specialty beers can boast the title of ‘the Netherlands’ best beer’ in their category. Another four took home a silver medal. The World Beer Awards took place in London on 10 September. This prestigious, worldwide beer competition takes place annually. During the WBA, beers are judged by a professional jury. By tasting them blindly, they give a fair verdict. The winning beers may bear their honorary title for one year.
Grolsch Specialty Beers for the win
This year Grolsch took home no less than eight prizes in various categories. In the coming year, Grolsch Kruidige Tripel, Grolsch Kristalheldere Zomerbok, Grolsch Krachtig Kanon and Grolsch Frisse Lentebok may boast the title 'the Netherlands’ best beer' in their category. In addition, GrolschPuur Weizen, Grolsch Klassieke Blond, Grolsch Volle Dubbel en Grolsch Weizen 0.0% all won a silver medal. Juan Pérez Nijhuis - Brand Manager Grolsch Specialty Beer - about this fantastic result: “We are incredibly proud that each of our newest introductions Blond, Dubbel and Tripel were acclaimed. We invest much time and attention into the quality of our beers, such as last year’s recipe revamp for a fresher tasting Lentebok. It’s then very rewarding to see it selected as the best in the Netherlands!”.
World Beer Awards
The World Beer Awards is the world's largest beer competition where the very best beers are selected and awarded within different categories. During the annual tasting, the beers are tested by specialised tasting panels made up of international beer specialists. This year more than 2200 beers from over 50 different countries participated. The competition consists of three rounds and nine main categories. In the first round, all beers from the same country are compared with one another. A winner is chosen from each subcategory (the country winner). The second, third and fourth place beers are then awarded medals (gold, silver, bronze) per country. In the second round, the country winners are compared with each country in their subcategory. The winning beers (world style winners) compete in the final round for the title "best beer in the world" in the nine main categories.
All category winners, country winner and gold, silver and bronze medal winners can be viewed at the website
of World Beer Awards.