Another International Beer Festival (12-17 February 2018) came under the supervision of TÜV SÜD experts. As part of the beer festivities in České Budějovice, our colleagues Martina Musilová and Bohumír Tichý oversaw the entire process of the tasting competitions, and provided a guarantee of objectivity and the validity of achieved results to independent third parties.
This year's contest for the Gold Beer Seal was participated in by 252 breweries from 20 countries around the world in 35 categories. 1,200 samples were entered for the contest. 1,157 different kinds of beer competed under the supervision of renowned certification authorities.
Breweries from Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Germany and also from Eastern Europe arrived in České Budějovice to take part in the contest. The degustation award ceremony was held on the final day of the festival in the Gerbera House of Culture. The most prestigious WORLD BEER SEAL 2018 award was presented to the Kroměříž Brewery for its Světlý ležák Maxmilian 11° lager.