BrewDog’s ‘Beer Geek Awards’ attracts 10,000 entries

14/08/2017 - 12:28
The independent Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog’s first ‘Beer Geek Awards’ – crediting the advancement of craft beer from those outside the industry – has received almost 10,000 entries across the seven categories up for grabs.

Open to beer aficionados across Europe whose primary income does not come from the industry, the ceremony will take place on 21 August at BrewDog Clerkenwell, where the winner will be announced and presented the prize trip to San Diego.

Shining light on those contributing towards the development of craft beer, the panel of judges, including BrewDog co-founder James Watt, beer author Pete Brown and drinks writer Claire Dodd, have shortlisted entries down to the top three from each category.

Ray Daniels, founder of the Cicerone Certification and judge for the Beer Geek Awards, said: “The craft beer community has flourished across the UK and Europe over the past ten years and become a force to be reckoned with. Beer drinkers are constantly redefining what great craft beer is through their thirst for new styles and flavours, and they demand the best from their favourite brewers.

“The Beer Geek Awards will be an integral part of recognising the community’s hard work in elevating beer to where it is today. At its best, beer brings people together, and on the 26th July, beer geeks across the UK and Europe will be united in a tasting session that transcends both borders and language barriers.”

Categories include:

  • World’s Biggest Beer Geek - awarded to the beer “geek” who displays the utmost passion for all things beer.
  • Brewery Hopper Geek – the beer “geek” who has visited the most independent craft breweries in the last 12 months.
  • Beer Bar Hopper Geek – the beer “geek” who has visited the most craft beer bars in the last 12 months.
  • Beer Scholar Geek – the beer “geek” to get the highest score in the ‘beer scholar geek’ online quiz, which can be taken on the Beer Geeks Awards's website.
  • Beer Blogging Geek – the best amateur beer blogger.  
  • Beer Social Media Geek – the beer “geek” who shares their passion best on social media.  
  • Beer Review Geek – the beer “geek” with the most impressive beer reviews.

For more information or to purchase a ticket to the finale at BrewDog Clerkenwell, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-beer-geek-awards-awards-ceremony-tickets-36894198541

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