The award ceremony of the BeerBartender Awards was held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Maroussi Plaza. The event was attended by the President of the Brewers of Europe Mr. Pavlos Fotiadis, the Maroussi Mayor Mr. George Patoulis, the Hellenic Brewers Association Vice president Mr. Sofoklis Panagiotou and the Director of the British Guild of Beer Writers Ms. Frances Brace. For the first-time awards were given after a blind tasting. In Greek Beer Awards jury were Mr Tim Hampson (writer, president British Guild of Beer Writers), Helmut Adam (publisher Mixology Magazine, founder Bar Convent Berlin & BrewBerlin) and Dirk Hoplitschek (beer journalist and organizer Berlin Beer Week) who tried 40 exclusively Greek beers.
Big winner of the evening was the Septem Microbrewery which excelled in many classes of both Consumers Awards and the Greek Beer Awards with a total of five awards, while Septem 8th Day became the Top Ale. Top Lager became the Volkan Black Lager which stood out in the category of Dark Lager. Sensible made their presence ELIXI Microbrewery and Siris Microbrewery with three awards in Greek Beer Awards. The Noctua Night vision showed that was the consumers favorite in Consumers Awards, while successful advertising campaign beer ALFA “You want a small step to come close to people” moved across Greece, emerged as the best TV-Spot. Unexpected wins for the owners and brewers was the distinction of ALI Weiss, Stala Pale Ale, Sknipa Strong, PIKRI IPA and Theros, featuring that the future belongs to them.
The honorable distinction for his contribution to the Greek Brewery scene was given to the President of the Hellenic Brewery of Atalanti Mr. Athanasios Syrianos, with a presence of more than 30 years in the area managed in two decades to turn a multinational in a purely national brewery. This success is evidenced by the acceptance of the world which highlighted EZA first at the Greek Brewery category of the Consumers Awards.
March 8th is the “International Women’s Day” and the hosts of the evening Jenny Melita and Spyros Margaritis gave particular emphasis to the presence of women ..
The winners of the Consumes Awards
- Greek Microbrewery Septem Microbrewery
- Greek Brewery Hellenic Brewery of Atalanti
- Greek Beer Company KIRKI Microbrewery Products
- Importing Company W.S Karoulias
- Beer E-shop Beer-Shop
- Homebrew Shop Beer & Deli
- Emerging Beer Noctua Night Vision (Black IPA)
- Beer Label (Packaging) Noctua Night Vision (Black IPA)
- Beer Brewed Abroad Odyssey White
- Specialty Beer Wet Hop
- Cider Strongbow
- TV Spot ALFA “You want a small step to come close to people”
The winners of the Greek Beer Awards:
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