NISSOS PILSNER, A SILVER WORLD CHAMPION BEER!
SILVER EUROPEAN BEER STAR AWARD 2014
42 countries from all continents participated in the contest with a total of 1613 beers. 105 brew masters, beer sommeliers and specialized journalists from 25 countries participated in the blind-tasting process to evaluate the beers on the basis of colour, aroma, head and taste. 2014 is the first year since the beginning of the competition that a Greek craft beer is among the winners of the European Beer Star Awards.
NISSOS Pilsner is awarded the Silver Star and reaches the winners podium!
The Silver European Beer Star Award is one of the most prestigious beer awards in Europe, and is our second medal in a row, this year, just two months after the Cyclades Microbrewery at Tinos island was selected as a National Champion representing Greece in the 2014/14 European Business Awards.
The European Beer Star contest, http://european-beer-star.com, was initiated 11 years ago and is considered to be among the most prestigious and significant beer competitions in the world. Following is that of the World Beer Cup
Up until today none of these awards has been given to a beer coming from Greece.
This year, however, the Cyclades Microbrewery at Tinos island made it to the winners’ podium: ΝISSOS Pilsner was awarded the silver medal at the category of Bohemian Pilsners!
The competition has been tough. A total of 1613 beers from 42 countries across all continents! Blind tasting from 105 brew masters, beer sommeliers and specialized journalists from 25 countries took place for the evaluation of the beers on the basis of colour, aroma, head and taste.
“At NISSOS we are all proud, excited and moved by this distinction. We ventured in taking part in this competition for the sake of being part of this exciting competition. We had faith in the quality of our NISSOS Pilsner beer but coming to this competition, were humbled to know that we are competing with breweries that we respect enormously, representing countries with vast and important traditions of brewing. To see NISSOS beer receive an award during the SILVER EUROPEAN BEER STAR AWARD 2014 ceremony at the Bray Bevial 2014 exhibition in Nuremberg that was previously offered to leading breweries from Germany, the Czech Republic, the United States and Belgium is an enormous honour and a testimony to the quality of the Greek microbrewery movement of which NISSOS is a proud ambassador” the owner of the Cyclades Microbrewery at Tinos island, Alexandros Kouris stated.
“We will proudly add this Silver Star to our Pilsner label from now on, as a tangible proof that NISSOS is offering a high quality tasting experience. We dedicate this award to all our friends that choose NISSOS Pilsner as their favorite beer and honor us with their love. We dedicate it also to Tinos island, to the Cyclades Archipelago and to all Greek islands that have become our inspiration. We would also like to dedicate this award to all entrepreneurs who, against all odds, insist on investing and producing in Greece”.
On behalf of the organizers, Dr Werner Glossner mentioned: “With this European Star Award we want to give credit to authentic beers that have been brewed with the traditional methods of brewing, and that excel and impress in taste, quality and character.”
Breweries from all over the word that are committed to the traditional European art of brewing can participate in this contest.