Following four rounds of judging, seven bottled beers have been crowned ‘World’s Best Beers’ by the international, highly respected judging panel. Judges have now blind-tasted beers, from nearly 600 entries in *32 countries, in the annual World Beer Awards. Category winners and style trophies have also been named. For the first time this year, a new category has been introduced, ‘World’s Best Label’. The Judges have named Deschutes, Red Chair NWPA ‘2012 World’s Best Beer’ and Le Trou Du Diable, Schieve Tabarnak ‘2012 World’s Best Label’.
WINNERS WORLD BEER AWARDS 2012
*World’s Best Beer – Deschutes, Red Chair NWPA
|World’s Best Dark Beer||Het Anker, Gouden Carolus Classic|
|World’s Best Flavoured Beer||TSA Co., Double Espresso|
|World’s Best Lager||Waldhaus, Spezial Gold|
|World’s Best Pale Beer||*Deschutes, Red Chair NWPA|
|World’s Best Speciality Beer||Fujizakura, Rauch|
|World’s Best Stout & Porter||Deschutes, The Abyss|
|World’s Best Wheat Beer||Weihenstephaner, Vitus|
New category for 2012*
*World’s Best Label – Le Trou Du Diable, Schieve Tabarnak
|Asia’s Best Label||Fujizakura Heights Beer Pils|
|Europe’s Best Label||Loncium, Gailtaler Weisse|
|*The Americas Best Label||Le Trou Du Diable, Schieve Tabarnak|
The judging panel is made up of renowned beer experts, the World Chairman of judges is Roger Protz, European Chairman, Adrian-Tierney Jones, Asian Chairman Bryan Harrell, The Americas Chairman, Stan Hieronymus. The Chairmen are supported by their panel of judges, for a full list of the judging panel go to: www.worldbeerawards.com
The Award stages were as follows:
|World’s Best Regional Style Trophies:
Each beer is tasted by style in the region in which it is entered to select the best beer style in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
|World’s Best Style Trophies:
The winning beers from each style in region are then tasted against each other to select the World’s Best Styles.
|The World’s Best Categories:
The world’s best styles are tasted against each other to select the World’s Best Beers by Category.
|The World’s Best Beers:
The world’s best categories are then tasted against each other to select the World Best Beers. The winners are announced on Friday 28th September 2012 via The World Beer Awards website www.worldbeerawards.com