We are very proud to announce that Shiner Bock was awarded a GOLD MEDAL at the European Beer Star 2020 competition in Nuremberg, Germany, one of the most highly regarded competitions in the brewing industry.
This gold medal is especially notable because it is in the Session Beer category. A Session Beer typically features ABV below 5%, balance between malt and hop characters, and a clean finish—the combination of which creates a beer with high drinkability. A gold medal in this category proves that Shiner Bock is not just another easy drinking lager, but a true benchmark against which other beers should be judged.
This gold medal—Shiner Bock’s second gold medal at the European Beer Star—also proves that this iconic beer unequivocally has the seal of approval of the foremost brewing experts in the world. More than 2,000 beers from over 40 countries competed in this year’s competition, which was judged by a 72-member panel of brewing experts. Gold medals are only awarded to the highest quality beers, which are genuine and full of character with a focus on styles that have their origins in Europe.
Finally, this gold medal is a testament to our brewing team’s hard work and uncompromising commitment to quality. Cheers to all our brewers at the K. Spoetzl Brewery that made this win possible!