The mood is frothy and excited at the brewery after receiving two awards at European Beer Star, one of the world’s leading beer competitions.

On November 13, 2020, Parabola was awarded a gold medal and Big Mood was awarded a silver medal at the European Beer Star 2020 competition at the BrauBeviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.


About the Competition

From European Beer Star: “Despite it being a year of shutdowns, events canceled and things moving virtually, 2.036 beers from 42 countries across all continents competed at the European Beer Star 2020, which was held for the 16th year in a row.

A 72-member judges panel, master brewers, beer sommeliers and established beer connoisseurs from Europe took part in a two-and-a- a-half-day blind tasting in early October to determine the winners of the gold, silver and bronze medals for 70 different beer styles.

Objective ranking criteria were applied like those beer consumers themselves utilize, such as appearance, foam, smell, taste and characteristics typical of the variety. This ensures transparency and the propriety of the evaluation process. For Stefan Stang, Managing Director of the Bavarian private brewers’ association Private Brauereien Bayern, this is one of the reasons why the Beer Star competition has such a strong worldwide reputation.”


Interested in trying these award-winning beers? Visit our online webstore to purchase a bottle of Big Mood, delivered fresh from our brewery (CA-only).

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