In 2017, Namur became the hoppy and malty epicenter of the world’s most passionate brewers, when the city hosted the sixth edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge. 1500 different beers from 40 countries around the world were tasted by 85 international experts.
The city of Mechelen hosts the Brussels Beer Challenge 2018. The Challenge finally brought to Belgium a prominent international competition. Although there are already acclaimed competitions elsewhere, it was only fitting that Belgium should offer brewers across the globe a representative, yet independent trade venue to compete against one another.
Award-winning beers from the Brussels Beer Challenge benefit from media exposure and international recognition. These awards are a powerful marketing tool paving the way for future development.
BRUSSELS BEER CHALLENGE in Mechelen
Over three days, 90 international judges renowned for their beer tasting expertise will convene. Over 1.600 beers from across the globe will be grouped by origin, style and typicity before being assessed by a panel of judges. After the three-day selection process, the finest beers will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for each category.
The tastings will be held in the historic brewery “Lamot” in the historical centre of Mechelen This international competition gives all beer producers a unique benchmarking opportunity and brings them face to face with the finest brews on the planet.