The European Beer Star

The European Beer Star has been organized by the Private Breweries Association since 2004. It has long since become one of the most important annual beer competitions in the world.

In tune with the times
The European Beer Star honors beers that are genuine, full of character, and of high quality. Most of the beer styles considered are those that have their origins in Europe. The world of beer styles is constantly changing. Therefore, the categories of the European Beer Star are reviewed, adapted or supplemented every year.

Open to the whole world
All commercial breweries in the world can participate in the European Beer Star. Local, regional, national, and international breweries, no matter from which country, from which continent.

Gold, silver and bronze
Only the best three beers in each category receive an award. This means that the European Beer Star follows the Olympic evaluation principle with gold, silver and bronze. This makes the European Beer Star the toughest competition in the world - and the winning beers the stars among beers. Breweries that win European Beer Star Awards have every reason to be proud.

That's how Stars taste.

The two organizers of the European Beer Star, the association of Private Brauereien Deutschland and the Association of Private Brauereien Bayern, together cordially invite you to the European Beer Star.

Dates 2023

Registration start03 April 2023
End of early bird discount24 May 2023
End of registration period12 July 2023
Shipping and beer recepiton01 - 23 August 2023
Expert tasting14 - 15 September 2023
Award ceremony29 November 2023
Winners' Night29 November 2023

News about the competition


Off to Nuremberg

The European Beer Star intensifies its partnership with BrauBeviale - the future home of thze competition. Find out more in our press release.


NEW! Future Award

The challenges that breweries worldwide have to face are many and varied. Sustainable management is becoming increasingly important.


NEW! Flavour Profile

All participants will receive an flavour profile in addition to the proven expert feedback. Created by the stars of the European Beer Star!

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