Hundreds of different tastes
The honours took place in the former buildings of Stella Artois in Leuven, after two days of intensive tasting and comparing.
The jury included 60 experts.
They had the difficult task of picking the winners in the various categories, as there were 730 beers competing, among them some 200 Belgian ones.
Last year only saw 593 different beers taking part.
Some 25 countries were represented in Brussels, compared to 15 last year.
While Belgium presented 200 beers, the United States had 174 challengers and Italy 110. Among the countries taking part were some that you wouldn’t immediately associate with beer, such as Malta, Monaco or Cambodia.
The third edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge was hosted by Leuven, after Brussels and Liège had the honour.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica