Breweries

The special set-up of the European Beer Star ensures equal opportunities for breweries of all kinds. Size and tradition may matter in day-to-day competition for market shares. 
However, all beers are equal before our expert jury members. Each issue of BEER STAR NEWS presents breweries which produce award-winning beers.

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Weissbräu Schwendl

GER | Weissbräu Schwendl is among the smallest wheat beer breweries in the Chiemgau region. However, in terms of quality, it plays with the big

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Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu

GER | “The beer with the famous brewing water”. This water comes from its own springs in the nature reserve and is one of the

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Privatbrauerei Bauhöfer

GER | The regional family-run brewery in its 5th generation launched a dry hopped lager in 2017, called “Schwarzwaldmarie”. The name generated controversies in competition

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Distelhäuser Brauerei

GER | A mid-size brewery with 147 employees, owned by the Bauer family since 1876. Timo Herkert, the master brewer, produces more than 20 types

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Raschhofer

Raschhofer, AUT. The Upper Austrian family business swears by traditional brewing methods: direct fire copper brewhouse, open fermentation, horizontal tanks. This is where the multiple

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Hohenthanner Schlossbrauerei

GER The raw materials, which are used in this absolutely independent brewery grow right on the doorstep. Hohenthann is located on the eastern edge of

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4 Pines

AUS |
Ethical business: This certified B Corporation (“Business as a force for good”) seeks to balance purpose and profit. In 2018, the team drew up

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Braucommune in Freistadt

AUT | A real commune, a community in the legal sense. Shares may only be traded among the inhabitants of the 149 houses inside the

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Graminger Weissbräu

GER | There is a brewery where women reign supreme in the Graming neighborhood of Altötting – three sisters operate the brewery and the inn.

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Diciottozerouno

ITA | Marco and Davide started out as hobby brewers. Since 2014, they have been professionals working out of Oleggio Castello near the shores of

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Deschutes Brewery

USA | Founded in Bend, Oregon, in 1988, this brewery is one of today’s big players. Up until today, the independent business has been family-

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Schlossbrauerei Hirschau

GER | A fresh approach to beer is important to this traditional family business in the Oberpfalz. Franz Dorfner, master brewer and seventh-generation owner, is

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