【DE】Maisel & Friends Flaming Amber: Winning beer of the hobby brewing competition 2022

For the fifth time, Maisel & Friends and BrauBeviale have jointly chosen a winner for the hobby brewing competition. Winners in 2022 are Markus Stüttgen and his team of Hausbrauerei Best! from Dormagen. Together with the brewmasters of Maisel & Friends, the winners were allowed to brew their beer, which is now available, on the professional facility.




A successful wedding day for Flaming Amber from left to right: Jannica Geißler (BrauBeviale), Franz-Josef Brauns, Markus Stüttgen, Aribert Braun, Sven Lundie (house brewery “Bestes!”), Thomas Schwindel, Michael König (Maisel & Friends). // © Brewery Gebr. Maisel GmbH & Co. KG



The hobby brewing competition of Maisel & Friends and BrauBeviale

The competition for hobby and home brewers was already launched in 2018. With the creative brewers from Maisel & Friends and BrauBeviale as one of the most important capital goods fairs for the beverage industry, two perfect partners have been found for this, who have been able to further advance the popularity and awareness of the competition in recent years. In 2022, the competition theme “American Style Amber/Red Ales” again attracted numerous hobby brewers. The expert jury of master brewers, beer sommeliers, journalists and hobby brewers evaluated 106 submissions according to appearance, smell, taste, bitterness, review and personal impression.


“Flaming Amber” won the race

Markus Stüttgen was able to win the big victory at the fifth hobby brewing competition in Dormagen. Together with Aribert Braun, Sven Lundie, Franz Josef Brauns, his team of the best brewery Best!, he was able to convince the top-class jury of experts with the American Amber Ale “Flaming Amber” and prevail against the strong competition. The winning team is proud of its winning beer and the result of the bridal days, which took place in Bayreuth at the end of September. The passionate hobby brewers want to build on their success and continue to invest in their home brewery, which is already well equipped with its own tasting room and a variety of stored malt and hop varieties.


Foxy, reddish brown, with fine turbidity and creamy white foam crown – this is the Flaming Amber. A firework of aromas exudes the scent of red berries and fresh red apples. Notes of peach, rosehip and the scent of bread bark also rise into the nose. Wonderful aromas also come into their own in the mouth: peach and citrus accompany the taste of strawberries. The malt also brings in its full strength and brings a fine sweetness reminiscent of caramel. This is followed by the aroma of freshly baked bread.


Since there will be no BrauBeviale this year, Maisel & Friends and the winning team are organizing a release event at the Holy Craft Beer Bar in Düsseldorf, near the home of the winners. On the 18th November at 6 p.m., the team of the Hausbrauerei will do the best! together with Maisel & Friends beer sommelier Michael König, the Flaming Amber.


Next year, at BrauBeviale 2023, there will again be a winning presentation of previous and current winners live at the fair in front of a large trade audience.


Registration for the hobby brewing competition 2023

There will be another hobby brewing competition in 2023. From now on, registration for the sixth edition is possible at maiselandfriends.com. All hobby and home brewers are cordially invited to send in their beers on the subject of Munich Darkness – Modern Style.


The Maisel & Friends Flaming Amber is available in the brewery’s own online shop: www.maiselandfriends.com/shop


Information about the competition:


www.maiselandfriends.com/hobby brewer/



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