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Tenfold Precious Metal at the AIBA 2019: Kristallweißbier Awarded Gold Yet Again

For the fifth time running, the Weihenstephaner Kristallweißbier won Gold at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) in Melbourne. All in all, it rained precious metal for the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, clocking up ten medals by the end of the winner announcements.

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The Weihenstephaner Kristallweißbier convinced the jury at the AIBA with its excellent quality – and received Gold in the category “German Style Kristal“. But, the Kristallweißbier was not only entered for the draught beer assessment, but was also tested from the bottle. And took home the Silver medal in this category. For the award-winning beer specialty, this is yet another highlight in its success story at the AIBA. Every year since 2005, the golden, finely sparkling and silky wheat beer has been winning prizes. Above all, the Kristallweißbier convinced the jury with its fine aroma and well-balanced body.

But it was not just the Kristallweißbier that made it to the prize ceremony: the Weihenstephaner Hefeweißbier could celebrate two Silver medals – one in the bottled category, one in the draught category. The Hefeweißbier Dunkel and the Weizenbock Vitus (both bottled) were also awarded Silver, the Original Helle (draught), the Pils (draught and bottled) as well as the Hefeweißbier Alkoholfrei also won Bronze and took their place on the podium.

“Every year, we look forward to the assessments at the AIBA. We are all the more thrilled when the excellent work of our brewers is appreciated to such an extent“, stated Tobias Zollo, First Master Brewer at the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan.

The AIBA was first conducted on an international level 27 years ago to provide a public platform for the vast range of different beer styles and tastes. Today, it is the largest annual beer and brewing competition in the world, with a record participation of 2,594 beers submitted from 402 breweries from 26 countries worldwide.