The ABC – the Austrian Beer Challenge – is the Austrian state championship amongst traditional and craft breweries. The winners were announced last weekend in Casino in Baden, Germany, with the competition setting a new entry record.
As many as 622 beers were entered for 17 categories. The judges sampled and evaluated all of them on the 25th and 16th of September.
The title “Brewery of the Year” went to the Ottakringer brewery. The organizer of the championship, Beer IG, honored not only this year’s achievement of receiving the most awards (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), but the consistent success the Ottakringer and Brauwerk breweries have maintained over the years.
Here is the list of winners: