The Frankfurt International Beer Trophy is a large international competition in Germany.
Experienced amateurs and experts from around the world taste and judge the beers together. They believe this is exactly what distinguishes the Frankfurt International Beer Trophy and makes it so specific, as this reveals what consumers really think. Since its creation, the Frankfurt International Trophy has been able to rely on a variety of strong and renowned partners. They promote the international reputation of the competition that takes place in the historical hall of the famous Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten, which dates back to 1870 and is located in the heart of Frankfurt-on-the-Main. The competition has strong ties to the restaurant world and is represented each year by an honorary president of renown (famous German Michelin star chef). Due to the corona crisis the Frankfurt International Trophy had to reschedule and cancel the international tasting with more than 400 tasters and nearly 3,000 samples, dated for April 3 and 4, 2020, in the historic ballroom of the Gesellschaftshaus in Frankfurt, Germany. In spite of everything, the organizers managed to realize the tasting in an alternative format and after a delay finally succeeded to publish the results.
The craft beer world is actually small, so a friend of ours that we met in Germany last year at Meininger Craft Beer Award told us about this contest that takes place in Frankfurt and we decided to enter the competition with our Quadrupel Barrel Aged in a Auchentoshan barrel.
To rewind some info about Auchentoshan, it is a triple distilled whisky with pleasant aromas of honey, vanilla, almonds. The Quadrupel was aged for eight months in the barrel, we had it released as a limited edition because we had only one barrel of 190 liters and after bottling, we kept it for another three months for conditioning. The result was impressive, sumptuous flavors of toasted oak, caramel, green apples, followed by a mellow sweetness, honey, vanilla and nutty notes.
We entered the category Dark Strong Ale with this beer and we won the Grand Gold. We are so excited because we received such good feedback from our customers that maybe we think in repeating this beer again in the future.
Thanks again, we are genuinely happy receiving such great vibes from you.
Cheers to all and keep it craft,