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20 September 2021

Grolsch wins nine awards at the World Beer Awards

The Grolsch Specialty Beers Weizen, IPA, Triple, Springbock and Summerbock have been declared 'best beer in the Netherlands' in their categories.
In 2021 Grolsch is once again winning prizes at the World Beer Awards (WBA). No less than five special beers can call themselves 'best beer in the Netherlands' within their category for one year. The World Beer Awards is a prestigious, global competition that is organized annually. Beers are tasted blind and judged by a professional jury.
Grolsch award-winning beers
No less than nine Grolsch beers won an award this year in various categories. Spicy Tripel, Fresh Spring Bock and Crystal Clear Summer Bock may carry the title 'Best Beer in the Netherlands' in their category for the second year in a row. In addition, Frisbittere IPA and Puur Weizen also managed to win the same title this year. Grolsch Klassieke Blond managed to get a gold medal, Grolsch Krachtig Kanon a silver medal and both Grolsch Premium Pilsner and Grolsch Weizen 0.0% won a bronze medal. "We are extremely proud that the jury appreciates our beers year after year" said Ard Bossema, Marketing & Strategy Director at Grolsch. "This is a reward for the craftsmanship we brew with and shows that we are able to brew quality beers year in, year out."
World Beer Awards
The World Beer Awards is the world's largest beer competition where the very best beers are selected and awarded within their respective categories. During the annual tasting, the beers are tested by specialized tasting panels consisting of international beer specialists. This year, more than 1,500 beers from over 30 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 each other. A winner is chosen from each sub-category (the country winner). Medals (gold, silver, bronze) are then awarded to the second, third and fourth place winners from each country. In the second round, the country winners from each country are compared in their subcategory. The winning beers (world style winners) must compete in the final round for the title of "best beer in the world" in the nine main categories.
All category winners, country winners and, gold, silver and bronze medalists can be found on the World Beer Awards website.