International beer festival

The most prestigious beer festival in the Czech Republic / Czechia is in České Budějovice

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Beer from all over the world

Hundreds of breweries, hundreds of beer brands from all over the world competing for Gold Brewer's Seal and World Beer Seal

Gold Brewer's Seal

The largest brewery tasting competition in the Czech lands

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You are cordially invited to XXX. International Beer Festival

17th - 22th. February 2020
Exhibition Grounds in České Budějovice

The degustations will take place at Hall R2 at the Exhibition Grounds in České Budějovice.
Public part of the festival will be held from 20th – 22th February 2020 at Hall Z at the Exhibition Grounds in České Budějovice.

Světová pivní pečeť
Zlatá pivní pečeť
Světová cider pečeť
Zlatý český pramen

Gold Brewer’s Seal Award is the most prestigious brewing award not only in the Czech Republic. This is due to both, its long tradition and the great interest of domestic as well as foreign breweries. In 2018, 245 breweries from 20 countries all over the world participated in the competition with 1112 products competing for the prizes.

The professional tasting event will be attended by experts in the areas of brewing, food and quality certification. Your tasting representatives and experts are welcome.The medalists in the individual categories will be given a chance to compete for WORLD BEER SEAL 2018 held under the supervision of professional international certification authorities:

  • BUREAU VERITAS CZECH REPUBLIC
  • TÜV SÜD Czech
  • 3EC International
  • Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority

Georgiy Y. Didarov, the chief of brewing department of Group of Companies Brewery House Bavaria, Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia, is coming again to České Budějovice to present their products

It will be an honour for us to welcome perhaps the most successful German brewer Stephan Michel, the owner of Mahrs-Bräu Bamberg GmbH, who has won awards for its outstanding beers not only in České Budějovice, but also around the world. He is going to compete with ten of his products for the Gold Brewer’s Seal.

World-famous brewer from Yokohama, Japan, Shinya Suzuki, will once again present his excellent beers in our competition for the Gold Brewer’s Seal.

Hirono Tatsuhiko, Senior Adviser of ASAHI BREWERIES, Ltd, participated actively in professional tastings for the Gold Brewer’s Seal 2016 and will be welcome again in 2017

Articles

For the first time this year International Beer Festival Budweis has elected not only the best beer, but also the Brewery of the Year (IBFB Grand Champion). We granted points to all the finals positions: 10 points for gold, 7 for silver, 5 for bronze, 3 for the

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The Gold Brewer's Seal and Bohemian Golden Spring Awards 2016 were awarded to the most successful producers at the final ceremony of the International Beer Festival Budweis on Saturday, February 6th 2016.

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As many as three breweries are coming to GBSA from the Northern Bavaria / Upper Franconia: Mahr's Brau from Bamberg (according to U.S. Men´s Journal 2007 “Best Brewery in the World”), Brauerei Gebr. Maisel and Bayreuther Bierbrauerei from Bayeruth.

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The raging favourite of this year's tasting competitions will surely be the Schwarzbräu Brewery from Zusmarshausen. This brewery takes great advantage of its location in the natural park situated in Bavarian Swabia. A 70-meter deep well supplies the brewery with very clean

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The Mahr's Brau in beautiful, historical Bamberg is an offshoot of one of the city's best pubs. The Mahr's Gasthaus — built in 1670 — is one of the great places in the world to have a beer. Mahr's is a rare example of artisanal brewing in a land of increased mass production, consolidation

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After the first major success at the Europe's largest brewing competition, European Beer Star in Germany in 2011, where this small craft brewery won bronze Gusswerk Edelguss (in the category of 'Bottom Fermented Beer with Alternative Cereals'), the owner and brewer Reinhold Barta said:

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Damm is a prominent brewery in the Barcelona. The Dam Brewery has existed since 1876, when young master brewer and founder August Damm Küntzmann emigrated from Alsace, fleeing the Franco-Prussian War. Now is Damm an independent brewery. It has one of the most

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Stadin Panimo (Helsinki Downtown Brewery) is an innovative craft brewery located in Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland. Stadin Panimo was founded in 1998. Stadin has been awarded many awards in different Finnish beer competitions, of which the most important is probably Suomen Paras

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Though not numerous, this year's participants from Italy are very interesting. Craft breweries in Italy are experiencing a huge boom and they often manage to break through even in toughest global competition.

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At least five breweries from Russia are arriving at the GBSA 2016. Two of them are from the city of Zhukovskiy with population of 100,000, situated about 30 km from Moscow.

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As in the past years, Perła - Browary Lubelskie from Lublin will be the biggest Polish star at the GBSA in 2016. This brand belongs to the most successful foreign participants at the Gold Brewer's Seal Awards. In 2010 Perła Export won gold in a very prestigious 'Premium Lager'

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Not only the best beers from the Asian or American continent will arrive this year at the Gold Brewer's Seal Awards ... "Star Beers", awarded at numerous international events, will also be sent out to our tasting competitions by Czech breweries.

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At the 2014 US Open Beer Championship in Atlanta (Georgia) the boys from Wormtown Brewery experienced something comparable to the resounding triumph of the American Hockey students at the Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980, and their famous victory over the

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Or "How a mysterious recipe found in the corner created a jewel from Kout" ... Kout Brewery in the Bohemian Forest (Šumava) was established only a few years ago, however even in such a short period the brewery won unprecedented renown.

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One of the most successful breweries in the long-term GBSA's evaluation Primator Brewery, has registered beers in 18 out of 29 categories! The top quality of its beers is guaranteed by the excellent results achieved not only at the Gold Brewer's Seal Awards

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According to Bohuslav Balbín, a famous Jesuit historian, and his quote from his third book “The Diversity of the Czech Kingdom”, published in 1681 “Beer from Slaný used to be recommended as the number one in Bohemia”.

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This year, one of the most successful breweries in the long-term GBSA's evaluation, Primator Brewery, has registered the highest number of beers we have ever had from a single brewery. Primator will compete in 18 out

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Until this year the prestigious GBS Awards has been intended for brewers exclusively. Other awards will be added to the existing ones this year. Gold Cider Seal Award will be distributed to the best producers in the category of refreshing

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Main partners

  • Senát PČR
  • České Budějovice
  • Jihočeský kraj
  • Ministerstvo zemědělství
  • Ministerstvo průmyslu
  • Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj
  • Czech Tourism
  • Hospodářská komora
  • Agrární komora ČR
  • Potravinářská komora ČR
  • ČESTA
  • Jihočeská univerzita
  • VŠCHT Praha
  • VŠTE
  • ČZU
  • Brelex
  • Bohemia Hop
  • Zemědělská fakulta JČU
  • Rastal
  • Teplárna ČB
  • HOBRA – Školník s.r.o.
  • e-vsudybyl
  • e-vsudybyl

Media partners

  • Český Rozhlas ČB
  • Budějcká Drbna
  • e-vsudybyl

Other partners

  • Czech Specials
  • Přátelé piva
  • Moana studio